Prostitution Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA
The definition of prostitution under California law is the act of engaging in sexual relations with another person for money or for other goods or services.
In addition, you do not have to actually commit prostitution to be charged with it. You can also be charged with prostitution simply for offering or soliciting prostitution, or agreeing to it.
Although prostitution is legal in some other areas of the United States, it remains illegal in the state of California. If you are caught and charged for prostitution, you will be aggressively prosecuted.
Prostitution is recognized as a misdemeanor, however, being convicted of this crime can impose:
- penalties of up to $1,000 in fines
- up to six months in county jail
Although California law does not dictate that those convicted of prostitution or solicitation register as a sex offender, a judge could order that you do so as a part of your sentence. This can make finding a job or even living in a certain area extremely difficult for you.
Defense Strategies Against Prostitution
There are many defense strategies against prostitution that can be utilized by a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer:
- Was there enough evidence to arrest you for the crime?
- Is there enough evidence to convict you?
There may not be, and a good defense attorney will investigate whether or not law enforcement truly has enough evidence against you.
If you’re facing charges of prostitution or solicitation, your first step should be to contact a competent criminal defense attorney who knows how to craft a sound defense strategy.
Jennifer Mouzis has experience defending prostitution cases and the skills necessary to help you prevail in court.