Solicitation for Prostitution, Penal Code 637(b)
If you have been charged with Solicitation for Prostitution, contact Los
Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, Robert M. Bernstein today.
Solicitation for Prostitution
Penal Code § 647(b). Who solicits or who agrees to engage in or who engages in any
act of prostitution. A person agrees to engage in an act of prostitution
when, with specific intent to so engage, he or she manifests an acceptance
of an offer or solicitation to so engage, regardless of whether the offer
or solicitation was made by a person who also possessed the specific intent
to engage in prostitution. No agreement to engage in an act of prostitution
shall constitute a violation of this subdivision unless some act, in addition
to the agreement, is done within this state in furtherance of the commission
of an act of prostitution by the person agreeing to engage in that act.
As used in this subdivision, "prostitution" includes any lewd
act between persons for money or other consideration.
The punishment for prostitution in California can include probation, fines,
and up to a year in county jail.