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East Bay Prostitution & Solicitation Charges

Walnut Creek Criminal Defense Attorney

Prostitution or solicitation of a prostitute are both considered illegal, and as a result it is very easy to be arrested and charged under California Penal Code 647(b). This law prohibits the offering or agreeing to engage in prostitution in addition to actually engaging in it. When facing charges of prostitution, it is important to seek legal counsel from a Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At the Cardoza Law Offices, Inc., we have more than 3 decades’ worth of combined criminal defense experience. Founding Attorney Michael Cardoza is a former prosecutor and has earned a reputation as one of the premiere criminal lawyers in Northern California. He has even appeared on nationally-syndicated media to share his criminal law knowledge, including The Larry King Show, Oprah, and Today.

Don’t face your charges alone! Call our skilled team and request a free case evaluation today by dialing (925) 274-2900.

How Can You Be Arrested for Prostitution?

As stated previously, you do not have to actually engage in any sort of sexual act in order to be charged with misdemeanor prostitution. However, there is a third way in which you could potentially be indicted for prostitution as well.

There are three ways that you can be accused of prostitution:

  • The “John,” or the customer who solicits the prostitute and agrees to exchange money or other compensation for the sexual acts
  • The prostitute, who offers to perform sexual acts in exchange for money
  • The middleman, or “pimp,” who arranges or participates in the soliciting or agreement, receives all or part of a prostitute’s pay, and/or participates in obtaining the prostitute.

Prostitution stings are relatively frequent due to the enormous social and political pressure to eradicate the crime. However amidst this pressure there are a number of common flaws with a case, including missing or poorly-obtained evidence, entrapment, or a lack of an actual agreement. It is important to discuss your case with a skilled East Bay criminal defense lawyer before facing your prosecution.

Contact the Cardoza Law Offices today and let us put our numerous years of criminal law practice to work on your behalf!