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Prostitution Charges in San Diego?
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Prostitution is the profession of performing sexual acts for money. Prostitutionis a crime throughout California. Soliciting acts of prostitution is also a crime,called pandering or simply, soliciting. Pandering on behalf of a prostitute iscalled pimping. California will prosecute the "John", or person soliciting prostitution,as well as the prostitute.
There are two sides to the crime of prostitution with prostitution involving the offering of sex in exchange for money while solicitation of prostitution generally involves an individual offering money or something of value in return for sex. Because there are so many "sting" operations involved in these types of crimes the prostitutes frequently are not prostitutes and the johns are frequently not johns. It is not uncommon for individuals to become snared in such an operation and finding themselves facing embarrassing and possibly devastating consequences because of behavior that might or might not have been criminal. Such cases require legal representation that is both sensitive to the nature of the charges and the particular circumstances of an individual, who may face marital, employment or reputation fallout. Depending upon an individual's background, our aggressive and experienced legal team can provide a discreet and effective representation designed to exonerate a defendant or reduce the seriousness of the charges. We have a long track record of defending both high-profile cases and those that are kept under the radar through skillful negotiations.
Both prostitution and solicitation of prostitution are aggressively targeted by laws enforcement and many of these cases have been found to be defective prosecutions because of overzealous police officials, entrapment and mismanagement of evidence. Many of our first-time cases have been adjudicated as misdemeanors and in some cases have been plea-bargained from sex charges to other types of crimes that do not carry the stigma of a sexual offense and the resulting consequences on an individual's record. In some cases, an individual may just have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. In others there may have been involvement with a call girl, or escort; massage parlor; streetwalker or an individual answering an Internet advertisement. In any case, a conviction can carry a sentence that could involve jail, a fine, probation, community service, counseling, AIDS testing, a requirement to register as a sex offender and other penalties. The degree of punishment is directly correlative to the severity of the crime. We encourage you, or someone you know who has been charged with such a crime, to contact our office as soon as possible for a free consultation for an evaluation of the charges and the legal options available.
The San Diego Criminal Attorneys at Sevens Legal are able to help you with your Prostitution charges, contact us today!
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