If you have been arrested for Solicitation of a prostitute under PC 647(b), we know that it can be a very troublesome time for you. We know that it can be embarrassing and an extremely difficult thing to tell your family members and/or loved ones. However, please know that there are options out there:
1. Many times, the charge can be negotiated down to a lesser charge of simple trespass under PC § 602.
2. Or, the charge could also possibly be negotiated down to another lesser charge of Disturbing the Peace under PC § 415.
3. Also, there is a possibility that the prosecutor might agree to an “Informal Diversion”, whereby you would be required to do some community service, take sex compulsion classes, and stay out of trouble for a period of time. If you complied with these terms then all charges would be dismissed.
4. Lastly, if you were arrested as part of sting operation, i.e. at a massage parlor, you might be able to challenge the sufficiency of the warrant used to take over the massage parlor.
We hope this gives you some insight on some of the creative ways to avoid a Solicitation conviction. If you or a loved one needs help with a Solicitation matter or any other type of criminal defense matter, call the Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich today. Wallin and Klarich has a team of highly skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorneys ready to take your call 7 days week, 24 hours a day! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal defense matters for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! A qualified, experienced criminal defense attorney from the firm will be able to evaluate your case when you call.