When you have been arrested for solicitation of prostitution, it is important to get an attorney to fight on your behalf in court. Not only are these type cases very embarrassing for the defendant, the penalties for a conviction in this case may include probation, substantial fines, and mandatory time in the county jail. Never admit anything under pressure from the police, always talk to a criminal defense attorney first.
Here is how the Los Angeles solicitation for prostitution lawyers can help to get a favorable outcome at trial in this case;
Misunderstanding the Intent
In order to be convicted of solicitation for prostitution, compensation needs to change hands in exchange for a sex act. If the customer, known as the john, agrees to completing the transaction with the prostitute, an arrest can be made. There are countless cases in the state where a prostitute approached a john who left a sporting event or bar, and was completely inebriated. They simply agreed to the offer for sex without thinking anything about money. Unable to decipher the difference between a one night stand or solicitation with a prostitute, your attorney can fight to show the john was in fact unaware who he was dealing with.
In this example, your attorney will show the court that the prostitute simply took advantage of a person who had too many drinks and could not make a clear decision because of their condition.
Being Trapped by the Police
The local police are constantly setting traps around the city to catch johns making offers to local prostitutes. These stings work well at deterring many people from considering being with local prostitutes, but the problem still exists. Unfortunately, mistakes are made by aggressive police officers who get frustrated when their trap does not work. The undercover police officer may say too much or approach the john for sex without the suspect saying a word about money. If the undercover cop offers sex for $25, the john may simply go along for the ride with no intention of really paying.
Your attorney may be able to show based on the surveillance used by the police officers that the officer made the offer for cash for sex, and not the other way around. The trap may have been conducted illegally, and your Los Angeles solicitation for prostitution lawyers will show that the charges will have to be dropped.
Poking Holes in the Prosecution Case
One of the ways that your Los Angeles solicitation for prostitution lawyer can help get a favorable ruling is by poking holes in the prosecution case. The prosecution has to prove their case, so when they rest, your attorney will get to work at weakening their evidence. The prosecution must show that the defendant solicited or requested sex for money with a prostitute. If the prostitute has a history of lying to the court, their testimony can help your case. Your attorney will detail this prostitute made the request and offer to the defendant, but the defendant had no intention of following through.
In this instance, unless the sex act was caught in the process by the officer, the Los Angeles solicitation for prostitution lawyer can say the defendant was simply flirting around with the woman and had no intent to ever go through with the sexual act.
Aggressive Pimp Practices
If the prostitute has a pimp, this person may be on the aggressive side in an effort to drum up sales for his stable of girls. The pimp may be under surveillance from the police, and the defendant happens to be in the wrong place when the pimp pushes for this person to have a good time with a beautiful woman who will do anything. The pimp talks money, the pimp talks location, the pimp pushes hard for the deal.
Your attorney can argue that had the pimp not approached the defendant, that no deal would have been agreed upon.
Never assume because the police are telling you that they have an airtight case against you that you need to admit to anything. Your Los Angeles solicitation for prostitution lawyer will carefully go over all the evidence in the case to show that you did not violate any laws and the charges should be dismissed.
Prostitution crimes are serious offenses in the state of California. As with other states, California judges assign jail time to first-time offenders of this crime. You could be facing stiff fines and considerable time in jail if the authorities have cited you for solicitation of prostitution. A Los Angeles prostitution solicitation attorney can assist you so that you can preserve your reputation and avoid ending up with a criminal record that could set you back in life. You can schedule a consultation and explain your situation to the attorney. At that time, the attorney can tell you what he or she can do for you.
What Is Prostitution?
Prostitution is a criminal act in which a person sells sexual favors to another person for cash money. In some instances, the offenders exchange drugs or paraphernalia for such favors. It is unlawful for a person to sell his or her body, and it is unlawful for another person to buy sexual favors from another human being. Therefore, your case requires the assistance of a seasoned professional.
What Is Solicitation of Prostitution?
The solicitation of prostitution is the act of offering the services or initiating the transaction. For example, a man who blatantly states that he will pay anyone who is willing to give him access to her private parts is guilty of solicitation. A man who pulls up to a woman who is walking down the street and flashes money at her is also guilty of solicitation. A woman who makes sexually suggestive statements to male passerby can be charged with and convicted of solicitation. A woman who dresses in provocative clothing and paces up and down the same street corner can be guilty of solicitation, as well. Males can be guilty of peddling sexual favors and initiating the transactions, too.
What Are the Penalties for Solicitation of Prostitution?
The penalty for a first-time offense of prostitution solicitation is a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail. The authorities may charge you with attempted solicitation even if the other person did not hear your request to engage in the transaction. A conviction for attempted solicitation yields a penalty of up to three months in jail and a fine of up to $500.
How Can an Experienced Attorney Assist You?
An attorney can first help you by relieving some of your stress and listening to your story. The attorney has a mission, and that mission is to prove you innocent even though the authorities are trying to prove that you are guilty. He or she an review the case and try to find holes in it such as entrapment, improper procedures, cruelty, failure to read Miranda rights and the like. You can increase your chances of receiving an acquittal or dismissal by contacting an attorney today. The first step is scheduling a consultation.
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The attorneys at our firm care deeply about your reputation and your freedom. We want to see you have a positive case outcome. We have the statistics to prove that working with us is a smart move. A high percentage of our clients have gone on to live normal and happy lives after they received an acquittal on their case. Even if you do not receive an acquittal, we can help to minimize your sentence or alter the specifics so that you do not lose your job and your family. Give us a call and allow us to represent you in this sensitive matter. We will provide you with the utmost level of confidentially and professionalism.