Punishment if You Are Convicted of Soliciting a Prostitute (Penal Code 647b)
You may think prostitution is an innocent crime that harms no one. In fact, you may not even realize that prostitution is an illegal activity. However, you face serious criminal consequences if you solicit sexual activity.
What consequences do you face if you are accused of prostitution in California?
Punishment for Prostitution in California
If you are convicted of soliciting a prostitute and you have no prior record for committing that crime, you are facing a possible punishment of up to six months in county jail and a fine of $1,000 or both. However, if you are fined $1,000, the real fine will be closer to $2,500 after factoring in additional fees. You will also face being placed on three years probation if you are not sent to jail for the maximum of six months.
In addition, if you commit the crime of PC 647b while in a vehicle, the court can suspend your driving privileges for 30 days and order that you only have a restricted license for an additional six months.
There are many strong defenses to the crime of Penal Code Section 647b. You should never plead guilty to this or any other crime until you have consulted with an experienced criminal defense law firm. If you contact Wallin and Klarich, we can provide you with a free phone consultation where we can review the facts of your case and help you determine how we can work with you to win your case.
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If you are facing prostitution charges in California, you need to contact a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately. Our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have more than 35 years of experience successfully defending clients accused of prostitution crimes. We’ve helped thousands of clients in their time of legal need, and we can help you now.
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