Under California Penal Code 647(b) PC it is against the law to engage in prostitution or offer to engage in prostitution. Offering to engage in prostitution is called “solicitation.” This means that both a prostitute and their customer can be arrested and charged. If you or someone you know is arrested for prostitution, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney. Contact the seasoned Orange County criminal defense team at the Law Offices of David A. Stein at 949-445-0040 for a no-cost, confidential consultation. You have rights and options. We can help you protect them.
What are penalties for solicitation?
For a first offense, penalties may include a $1,000 fine, six months in county jail, or both. But, if charged with solicitation, the resulting penalties may be equally severe. Other unfortunate consequences include:
- Permanent arrest record
- Damage to your reputation
- Loss of job or inability to gain future employment
- Inability to teach or work with children
- Possibility of having to register as a sex offender
A solicitation arrest can seriously affect your life. Call David Stein, a skilled criminal defense attorney. if you have been charged with solicitation. We have successfully defended people in Orange County accused of sex crimes. Your freedom and reputation matter to us. Contact us at 949-445-0040 today or email us on our website here.