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To learn more about the laws related to Prostitution offenses in the state of California, we advise you to keep reading, our goal is to clear all your doubts, but keep in mind that the information offered here should not be used as a substitute for a qualified and experienced attorney in criminal cases to defend you.

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"(a) An individual who solicits anyone to engage in, or who engages in, lewd or lascivious conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view.

(b) (1) An individual who solicits, or who agrees to engage in, or who engages in, any act of prostitution with the intent to receive compensation, money, or anything of value from another person. An individual agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with the specific intent to do so, the individual manifests acceptance of an offer or solicitation by another person to participate, regardless of whether the offer or solicitation was made by a person who also specifically intended to engage in an act of prostitution.

(2) An individual who solicits, or who agrees to engage in, or who participates in, any act of prostitution with another person over the age of 18 in exchange for the individual providing compensation, money, or anything of value to the other person. An individual agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with the specific intent to do so, the individual manifests acceptance of an offer or solicitation by another person over the age of 18 to engage in such act, regardless of whether the offer or solicitation was made by a person who also specifically intended to engage in an act of prostitution.

(3) An individual who solicits, or who agrees to engage in, or who participates in, any act of prostitution with another person who is a minor in exchange for the individual providing compensation, money, or anything of value to the minor. An individual agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with the specific intent to do so, he or she manifests acceptance of an offer or solicitation by someone who is a minor to do so, regardless of whether the offer or solicitation was made by a minor who also had the specific intent to engage in an act of prostitution.

(4) An expression of acceptance of an offer or solicitation to engage in an act of prostitution is not a violation of this subdivision unless some act, in addition to the expression of acceptance, is done within this state to further the commission of the act of prostitution by the person expressing acceptance of an offer or solicitation to engage in such act. As used in this subdivision, "prostitution" includes any lewd act between persons in exchange for money or other consideration.



(5) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, this subdivision does not apply to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct for money or other consideration that, if committed by an adult, would violate this subdivision. A child commercially exploited under this paragraph may be declared a dependent child of the court pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and may be placed in temporary custody pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 305 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, if the conditions permitting temporary custody without a court order are met."

California Statutes – Penal Code 647

What is defined as Prostitution?

By engaging in a sexual act in exchange for money or any other compensation, which may be material goods or other services, you are engaging in a crime prosecuted in most states, including California. This is called prostitution and is a crime in which all parties involved are prosecuted, i.e., the prostitute or prostitute, the client, and the pimp if there is one.

To commit this crime it is not necessary that there is penetration itself, since only by proposing or inciting a sexual act in exchange for other things, it is considered a crime for which you can easily be charged if you do not have a professional defense.

What is the sentence for Prostitution in California?

Prostitution is considered a crime of moral turpitude, and is usually treated as a misdemeanor. If it is the first time you are charged with offering or soliciting sexual services for consideration, the most likely punishment is 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, in addition to the social repercussions if you are arrested on a prostitution charge. If you are a repeat offender the punishments will be more severe. It is highly necessary that you have a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to represent you and know your case.

What evidence is required for a Prostitution case?

Currently, a special effort is being made to crack down on prostitution in the state of California, especially in large cities such as Los Angeles. As a result, police operations are constantly being conducted to catch people who engage in sex acts in exchange for money, and dozens and dozens of citizens are arrested every day because of these operations. Their vehicles may even be impounded.



Other factors such as criminal records and legal status are also taken into account when sentencing the accused.

What to do if I am accused of Prostitution?

Even though prostitution charges are a misdemeanor, you cannot let your guard down. Reach out immediately to a qualified Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to handle your case. The confidentiality of our clients is very important to us and we will take care of representing you in court on these charges.

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