Los Angeles Prostitution Attorney

What are the penalties for prostitution?

If you’ve been arrested for prostitution, your interests will be best protected by an attorney who is experienced in handling these specific cases. My name is Robert Michael Helfend, and I am a Los Angeles sex crime lawyer who has been helping clients throughout the LA area since 1984. With my extensive legal background and a practice dedicated exclusively to criminal defense in state and federal court, I have the legal knowledge to completely review your case and determine the right approach to seek a positive outcome. I welcome you to call my offices at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation at which point we can discuss your unique charges, options and legal rights.

A defendant convicted of prostitution in Los Angeles may face the following penalties:

  • First prostitution offense – 0 to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Second prostitution offense – 45-day mandatory minimum jail sentence to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Third prostitution offense – 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

If a defendant is accused of prostitution while using a car and within 1,000 feet of a residence, he or she may face license suspension for up to 30 days. Sex offender registration is not automatically required with a prostitution conviction and is not typically imposed.

Los Angeles Sex Crime Lawyer

By contacting my offices, you have the opportunity to get an honest review of your case that will help you make the right choices about retaining legal counsel and challenging allegations or formal charges of prostitution. I will provide you with the vigorous legal counsel you deserve while protecting your legal rights to the fullest extent.

Discuss your charges now – contact Los Angeles prostitution lawyer Robert Michael Helfend today.