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What is the Penalty for Prostitution in California?

In California, a prostitution-related crime is generally pursued as a misdemeanor. Although misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses than felonies, being accused of a prostitution offense should not be taken lightly. Most prostitution-related offenses are considered misdemeanors. If a person is convicted, they could be sent to jail for up to 6 months and/or be required to pay a $1,000 fine.

When you're facing life-altering penalties, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side dedicated to fighting your charges. At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman provides personalized legal services for those accused of crimes. When you retain her services, you will have an advocate on your side helping you understand the criminal justice process and explaining your legal options. When it comes time to challenge the prosecutor's allegations, Attorney Goodman will be prepared to deliver aggressive defense on your behalf.

To discuss your case during a free consultation, call (714) 733-1737.

California Penal Code 647(b) - Prostitution Laws

California Penal Code 647(b)law states that it is a crime for any person to:

  • Solicit an act of prostitution,
  • Agree to engage in an act of prostitution, or
  • Engage in an act of prostitution

An act that involves exchanging sex or lewd conduct for money would be considered prostitution. Because California Penal Code 647(b) PC criminalizes both soliciting and agreeing to engage in prostitution, either the alleged prostitute or customer (often referred to as a "john") can be charged under the law. Additionally, the act does not actually have to occur for the individuals involved to be considered in violation of the law. As long as one of them did something to further the exchange, like take money out of an ATM, they are engaging in unlawful behavior.

California Penal Code 653.22 - Loitering With the Intent to Commit Prostitution

Another law California has on the books, Penal Code 653.22 PC, concerns loitering (or hanging around a place) with the intent to commit prostitution. This means that if a police officer suspects a person is walking around a shopping center looking to exchange sexual conduct for money, they could arrest that individual. For a person to violate the law, they must have loitered in a public place.

If you were charged with prostitution in Orange County, acting quickly to secure an experienced attorney is of the utmost importance. Building an effective defense requires time to thoroughly review the facts of your case. When you hire Attorney Jacqueline Goodman, she will get to know you and your circumstances to provide the focused and personalized attention you need. She believes in the presumption of innocence and will fight hard to protect your rights.

If you're ready to learn more about your legal options, call (714) 733-1737 or fill out an online contact form today.

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CASE
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    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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