Punishment for Prostitution

20 June 2013

Orange County Prostitution Defense Attorney

Prostitution is considered disorderly conduct in California and is a misdemeanor.  Prostitution is basically providing sexual acts for money.

Prostitution is committed when a person:

–       Solicits an act of prostitution

–       Agrees to engage in an act of prostitution OR

–       Engages in an act of prostitution

A person agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with specific intent, 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.  This language is inserted for undercover prostitution stings.

However, agreeing to an offer is not enough.  There must be some additional act committed that furthered the act of prostitution.

Prostitution includes any lewd act between persons for money or other consideration.

A prostitution conviction will result in a misdemeanor on your criminal record, up to six months in county jail, heavy fines, AIDS testing, and AIDS education programs. If you’re a noncitizen, you will also face immigration consequences if you are convicted of prostitution.

If you were arrested for prostitution, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-DOAN(3626).  I will defend you and get your case dismissed.  For more information, visit www.OCLegalDefense.com.


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