Under California Penal Code 647b, it is a crime to solicit or request sex with the intent to pay or receive money in return for sexual acts. To convict you of this crime, the prosecution will have to show that you had the specific intent to engage in a sex-for-money agreement.
What is the sentencing and punishment for soliciting a prostitute?
Punishments for soliciting or engaging in prostitution include a fine up to $1,000 or serving time in a county jail for up to six months. If the offense takes places inside a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a private residence, the court can choose to suspend your license for up to 30 days or restrict your driving privileges for up to six months. If the judge grants you a restricted license, you will only be allowed to drive to and from work or school.
You need a criminal defense attorney that will vigorously defend you if you want to obtain a successful outcome in your case.
How can I get my solicitation case dismissed?
If you want to get your case dismissed, you will need to hire a competent prostitution defense lawyer. If you hire a private attorney from Wallin & Klarich, you will receive more attention and time than if you use a court appointed public defender.
If you or a loved one is facing prostitution charges, contact the California criminal lawyers at Wallin and Klarich. Wallin and Klarich has many years of experience assisting people with these types of charges. We will work to aggressively assist you through the process and investigating all aspects of your case and ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can be reached by phone at 1-877-466-5245 or fill out our intake form for immediate assistance. We will be there when you call.