Prostitution & Solicitation Charges in Modesto
Legal Representation from a Modesto Criminal Defense Lawyer
Prostitution or solicitation of a prostitute is a heavily punished crime
in California that can have serious ramifications if you are convicted.
Otherwise known as the “oldest profession in the world,” California
Penal Code 647(b) PC states that a person is guilty of prostitution or
solicitation when they engage in, or agree to engage in a sexual act in
exchange for either money or some other form of consideration. This crime
is punished as a misdemeanor for a first offense, which can include penalties
of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
When you find yourself facing charges of prostitution, it is important
that you contact an experienced Modesto criminal defense attorney as soon
as possible. Attorney Mark W. Girdner from the
Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner has over 15 years of criminal defense experience, including handling a
sex crime cases. His experience as a Deputy District Attorney give him a unique
insight as to the procedures and thought processes of a prosecutor, and
allow him to develop an impactful criminal defense to help preserve your
freedoms and your rights.
Call the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner at (209) 326-1533 and schedule a
free initial consultation.
A Battle Worth Fighting?
Prostitution or solicitation are both charges that are well worth fighting
back against due to the number of available legal defenses. There are
several factors that must be proven in court in order to warrant a conviction,
and a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to assist you in disproving
some of these factors to demonstrate your innocence.
Some common defenses for prostitution or solicitation can include:
- Insufficient or lack of evidence
It is not advised you face your accusations alone. A skilled lawyer can
not only help you avoid the legal penalties, but the embarrassing and
stressful consequences of a permanent criminal history as well.
Get criminal defense representation assistance with your prostitution or
contacting the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner now!