June 24, 2010

On June 24, 2010, a grand jury indicted NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor on charges of statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute.

The charges stem from an incident on May 6, 2010, where Taylor is alleged to have paid a 16-year-old female $300 to engage in various sex acts with him. Taylor maintains his innocence.

Under California Penal Code section 647(b), a person who agrees to exchange money or other consideration for sex is guilty of soliciting prostitution. Under the same section, a person who actually exchanges money or other consideration for sex is guilty of engaging in prostitution. Soliciting prostitution and engaging in prostitution are misdemeanors.

Under California Penal Code section 261.5(a), person who has sex with a minor who is not the person’s spouse is guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse. Under Penal Code section 261.5(c), if the person has unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and the person is more than three years older than the minor, the person can be convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony.

If you or someone you know has been accused of engaging in an act of prostitution or any sex offense, the consequences of an adverse result can be devastating. You will need a criminal defense attorney experienced in defending those accused of sex offenses. At Wallin & Klarich, we have been helping people accused of sex offenses for over 30 years. Call us today at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.

Author:Stephen D. Klarich

Stephen D. Klarich is one of the most highly respected sex crime attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Klarich a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Klarich founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Klarich has been successfully representing clients for more than 38 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors, felonies and other sex crimes. View all posts by Stephen D. Klarich.

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