Los Angeles Solicitation Lawyer
Defense for Solicitation Charges in Los Angeles
An alleged prostitute is not the only person who may face criminal charges if it is suspected that an exchange has been offered, accepted or made involving sexual acts for money. A “John” – a person who is an alleged client of a prostitute – may face criminal charges for the solicitation of prostitution. An alleged customer of a prostitute may face criminal charges even if the actual exchange of money did not take place. An offer or agreement is enough to constitute solicitation charges.
Challenging solicitation of prostitution charges is important if you want to keep your criminal record clean and avoid serious penalties. As a Los Angeles sex crime lawyer, I represent clients facing solicitation charges throughout the greater LA area. I have more than 20 years of experience and have dedicated my entire career exclusively to criminal defense. If you are convicted of solicitation, you may face imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense. I understand how to challenge these charges by questioning evidence and witness testimony brought against the defendant by the prosecution.
Los Angeles Criminal Attorney: Solicitation Defined
The prosecuting attorney must prove the following in order to secure a conviction against a defendant for solicitation of prostitution in Los Angeles, California:
- The defendant asked or requested that another person exchange sexual acts for money;
- The defendant intended to engage in this conduct with the other person; and
- The other person received the request/communication that the defendant wished to engage in prostitution.
Prostitution is defined as exchanging sexual intercourse or a lewd act for money.
With my experience in sex crime defense and my complete commitment to my clients, I am confident in my ability to seek a positive case result for my clients. Solicitation of prostitution charges have the potential to ruin your career and other opportunities. Let me protect your legal rights to the fullest extent as I seek the outcome you have been hoping for.
Contact Los Angeles solicitation of prostitution attorneyRobert Michael Helfend today for a confidential review of your charges.