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California Penal Code § 647(b) Soliciting, Engaging In or Agreeing to Commit Acts of Prostitution Explained

If you or someone you know has been Charged with Soliciting Money for SexEngaging in Prostitution or Agreeing to Commit an Act of Prostitution a conviction can result in embarrassment and a permanent record.  There has been a recent push by Prosecutors to prosecute parties engaged in prostitution. For example, the San Bernardino District Attorneys office has begun the “Stop-The-John” Project. In fact, they posting pictures of the suspected johns, online!

Our Attorneys fight to get dismissals of Prostitution Charges, Negotiate for Lesser Offenses in all Southern California Courts.

What is Prostitution

Prostitution under California Law is charged under Penal Code § 647(b). A conviction of PC § 647(b) is a Straight Misdemeanor Offense and is punishable by jail up to one year and fines up to $1,000.

This code section prohibits asking or offering (ie soliciting) to engage in prostitution, actually engaging in sexual acts or intercourse for money and agreeing to engage in prostitution.

Prostitution, under California Law, is defined as “any lewd act between persons for money or other consideration.”

A “lewd act” means “physical contact of the genitals, buttocks, or female breast of either the prostitute or customer with some part of the other person’s body for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.”

California’s Penal Code § 647(b) prohibits the following acts:

  1. engaging in a sexual act in exchange for something of value or
  2. offering to exchange sex for money or
  3. agreeing to give money for sex.

California Prostitution Penal Code § 647(b) Defenses

Are these cases defendable? Absolutely! If you are facing the Misdemeanor Offense of Prostitution Under PC § 647(b) a My Rights Law Group attorney may be able to dismiss the charge early in the game. Some common defenses are:

  • Statute of Limitation
  • Entrapment defense
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Lack of reliable and trustworthy evidence

Charged with violating Penal Code § 647(b)?  Contact a Prostitution Defense Attorney at My Rights Law Group for a Free and Confidential Case Analysis by calling (888) 702-8882 or use the contact form on this page.

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