Under California law prostitution or solicitation of prostitution are misdemeanor offenses punishable by a county jail sentence. Prostitution is the act of exchanging sexual activity for money, while solicitation is the act of offering money in exchange for sexual acts even if the act is not actually performed. Many people arrested for prostitution or solicitation, are arrested pursuant to undercover police "sting" operations. These sting operations occur on city streets and over the internet.
If you have been accused of prostitution or solicitation, you will need a skilled Orange County sex crimes defense attorney on your side to defend your rights. Orange County prostitution defense lawyer Jennifer Le is familiar with defending clients who are facing sex crime charges of all kinds. With a background as a former prosecutor and a legal practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense, attorney Le has a thorough understanding of both sides of the criminal process as it relates to prostitution charges.
Prostitution Charges in Orange County
A first-time prostitution offense may result in a misdemeanor conviction and penalties including probation, jail time, fines, community service and registration as a sex offender. A second prostitution conviction may carry a mandatory 45-day minimum jail sentence, and a third conviction may result in a mandatory 90-day minimum jail sentence.
Orange County Prostitution Defense Lawyer
There are several potential defenses that a skilled Orange County prostitution attorney may be able to use to help a client avoid a conviction. This may include: insufficient evidence, lack of intent, lack of predisposition, entrapment and lack of knowledge or unreliable witnesses.
By reviewing your particular case, Orange County prostitution lawyer Jennifer Le can determine how to best approach defending your case.
The Law Offices of Jennifer Le are located in Huntington Beach, California, and we handle cases throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the state of California. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and charges.
Contact Orange County prostitution defense attorney Jennifer Le today
Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Le today!