Prostitution Defense Walnut Creek CA

Prostitution charges are generally created from police stings. Police are able to makes ‘dates’ after finding potential prostitute’s phone numbers online from certain ‘personals’ sites. Often times the prosecutor will also charge ‘keeping or residing in a house of ill-fame.’ (Cal. Penal Code Section 315) The combination of this section and prostitution (Cal. Penal Code Section 647(b)) can be charged after a prostitution sting at a hotel room. The crime of prostitution can be proven a few different ways including soliciting business from a potential ‘john’ or from agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution

Both of these crimes are charged as misdemeanors and the maximum is 6 months in county jail and a $1000 fine. However, if there is a prior prostitution conviction then the minimum sentence will be 45 days in jail and if there are two or more priors then the minimum is 90 days in jail. There is also a requirement to undergo an AIDS class and AIDS testing if convicted.

Thomas Daly has taken many of these cases and understands the technical defenses available in such a case. Call today to have Thomas talk to you about your case. (925) 338-7517

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