Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Attorney
Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Lawyer
Arrested for prostitution in Los Angeles? Under California law prostitution
or solicitation of prostitution are misdemeanor offenses punishable by
a county jail sentence. Prostitution is the act of exchanging sexual activity
for money, while solicitation is the act of offering money in exchange
for sexual acts even if the act is not actually performed. Many people
arrested for prostitution or solicitation, are arrested pursuant to undercover
police "sting" operations. These sting operations occur on city
streets and over the internet.
If you have been accused of prostitution or solicitation, you will need
a skilled Los Angeles sex crimes defense attorney on your side to defend
your rights. Los Angeles prostitution defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein
is familiar with defending clients who are facing sex crime charges of
all kinds. With a background as a former prosecutor and a legal practice
devoted exclusively to criminal defense, attorney Bernstein has a thorough
understanding of both sides of the criminal process as it relates to prostitution charges.
Prostitution Charges in Los Angeles County
A first-time prostitution offense may result in a misdemeanor conviction
and penalties including probation, jail time, fines, community service
and registration as a sex offender. A second prostitution conviction may
carry a mandatory 45-day minimum jail sentence, and a third conviction
may result in a mandatory 90-day minimum jail sentence.
Contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein
There are several potential defenses which a skilled Los Angeles prostitution
attorney may be able to use to help a client avoid a conviction. This
may include: insufficient evidence, lack of intent, lack of predisposition,
entrapment and lack of knowledge or unreliable witnesses.
Need a lawyer for a prostitution case in Los Angeles? By reviewing your
particular case, Los Angeles prostitution lawyer Robert M. Bernstein can
determine how to best approach defending your case. The Law Offices of
Robert M. Bernstein are located in Beverly Hills, California, and we handle
cases throughout Los Angeles County and the state of California. We offer
a free consultation to discuss your case and charges.