Orange County Sex Crimes Lawyer
CALIFORNIA PENAL CODES 647(a), 647(b), 266h & 261i
The most heinous sex crimes – rape and child molestation – are dealt with quite severely in California, and offenders who are convicted of these felonies are almost certainly looking at lengthy prison sentences. A number of other sex-related crimes in California – prostitution, solicitation, and lewd conduct – don’t necessarily involve force or violence, but they’re nevertheless prosecuted vigorously. If you’re charged with any sex crime in southern California, you’re going to need legal help fast. Contact an experienced lawyer for the high-quality defense representation you need and deserve.
Simply defined, prostitution is engaging in a sexual act in exchange for money or for some other consideration (such as drugs or other goods or services). California law prohibits engaging in prostitution, offering to engage in prostitution (“soliciting”), or hiring or attempting to hire someone to engage in prostitution (also soliciting). Any middle party (such as a “madam” or “pimp”) who arranges or profits from an act of prostitution may also face charges. If you are being charged with a sex crime, contact experienced Orange County sex crimes lawyer Simon Budhwani, Esq. today.
In California, prostitution and solicitation are misdemeanors under California Penal Code 647(b). For a first conviction on either charge, the possible penalties include up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Pimping under California Penal Code 266h means receiving part of a prostitute’s pay and may also include arranging for customers; pandering under California Penal Code 261i is recruiting anyone to be or remain a prostitute or “making available” another person for prostitution. Pimping and pandering are both felonies punishable by 2 to 6 years in prison upon conviction.
Lewd conduct occurs when a person engages in sexual conduct in a public location, especially touching yourself or any other person intimately in a public setting for the purpose of sexual gratification or to annoy or offend another. Lewd conduct is punishable in California by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 under California Penal Code 647(a).
A GOOD DEFENSE ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Prostitution, solicitation, and lewd conduct charges are many times based on mistakes or misunderstandings. A good Orange County sex crimes lawyer is often able to offer real legal help to clients facing any of these charges. If you face any charge for any sex crime or sex-related crime in southern California, call, experienced Orange County sex crimes lawyer, Simon Budhwani, Esq. immediately at 714-249-2788 or email us today at: [email protected]