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Los Angeles Loitering with Intent to Commit Prostitution Lawyers

Los Angeles Loitering with Intent to Commit Prostitution

Prostitution has been an issue in the United States since the country was founded. That being said, the United States has made prostitution illegal and left it up to the states to enforce the various punishments associated with engaging in prostitution. Within the state of California the statute against prostitution is quite strict and allows police officers to arrest those who are loitering with an intent to commit prostitution. This makes it quite easy for police officers to make an arrest regardless of whether the individual was actually intending to commit prostitution.

The statute associated with prostitution within the state of California is Penal Code 653.22 PC, which states that it is illegal to loiter in a public place with the sole purpose of engaging in prostitution. With regards to the penalties, those charged with loitering with the sole intent of engaging in prostitution have only a misdemeanor charge, which involves a prison sentence that is not longer than six months and a fine that is no more than $1,000. There are several potential legal defenses that are relevant to 653.22 PC to include entrapment and that there is not sufficient evidence that you were intending to actually engage in prostitution.

If you are facing a potential prostitution charge, it is wise to seek legal counsel in order to best represent yourself. Given that there are some potential defenses for the charge of intent to commit prostitution, speaking with an experienced attorney would serve you well to put your best foot forward with your prospective charges.

Our firm has a great deal of experience with working with loitering with the intent to commit prostitution cases. The best way to figure out whether our firm is the right fit for your upcoming legal action is to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our associate attorneys. Within this consultation appointment, you will be able to outline the facts surrounding your arrest and formal charging with law enforcement personal. Given that the statute permits a great deal of room for law enforcement to abuse the rights of those who they “suspect” are intending to engage in prostitution, it is beneficial to have one of our attorneys to advocate on your behalf. If our associate attorney deems your case suitable to follow our firm’s ethical policies, we will offer to accept your case for legal representation with a formal retainer agreement in which you will agree to a fixed price for our legal counsel. By signing this agreement, we will assist you through each and every step of the way as you fight your charges and ultimately, receive your result. Thus, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm regarding your pending charges regarding intent to commit prostitution. We would be elated to assist you in reducing your potential sentence or utilizing one of the many defenses to help you have your charges dropped all together. By reaching out to our firm today, you will be one step closer to having these charges behind you so that you can move on into the next phase of your life with success.

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