Generally, prostitution laws make it a crime to offer, agree to, or engage in a sexual act for compensation. In California, Prostitution is a crime that falls under the category of "Disorderly Conduct" . Solicitation for Prostitution is charged as a misdemeanor, while Pimping or Pandering is charged as a felony .
Solicitation for Prostitution
Solicitation for Prostitution is the act of directing or asking someone to exchange money for sexual activity. It is defined under California Penal Code § 647(b).
Prostitution is the actual act of exchanging money for sexual activity. It is defined under California Penal Code § 653.20(a).
Pimping or Pandering
The crime of pimping or pandering is defined under California Penal Code § 266(i). It is often described as either the solicitation of customers for prostitution services and/or the recruitment of prostitutes for hire.
It is not uncommon for undercover/vice officers to go through great lengths to seek out and arrest persons engaged in these types of activities. Thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged conduct can often lead to a favorable outcome. A law firm familiar with these types of crimes can provide the type of skilled representation one charged with these types of crimes needs. The Law Office of Barry T. Simons is such a firm.
For more information about prostitution and/or solicitation crimes, as applied under the laws of the State of California, or to discuss your criminal charges with an experienced criminal defense attorney, please contact us immediately at: 949-497-1729; or complete our Confidential Client Contact Form on our web page.
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