Prostitution & Solicitation
California Penal Code (PC) section 647 (b)


In California one may be charged with violation of the Prostitution & Solicitation Laws if they agree to engage or engage in a sexual act in exchange for money or other consideration (that is, other goods or services). This means that both the prostitute, the customer and, where applicable, the middleman or pimp may be arrested under this law. In addition, the "pimp" may also be prosecuted under California Penal Code sections 266h and 266i PC, or under California Penal Code section 653.23 PC, which prohibits the more general crime of "supervising or aiding" a prostitute

Penalties The California crime of prostitution (or solicitation) is a misdemeanor. For a first offense, the potential penalties include up to six (6) months in county jail, a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both

Possible Defenses Contact the Lee Law Group to fight your prostitution, solicitation and pimping related charge. As the facts allow, some possible defenses are, among other things, that you were entrapped into committing the offense, or that that your charges are based on false accusations, mistaken witnesses or illegally obtained evidence, which must be excluded.


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