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Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Attorney

Facing sex crime charges? Our firm can help.

Under California law, prostitution or solicitation of prostitution is a misdemeanor offense 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.

Prostitution Charges in Los Angeles County

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. In most sting operations, an undercover officer pretends to be a prostitute to trick a person into soliciting them, at which time they arrest the person. 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.

What are the penalties for prostitution in California?

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.

Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Lawyer

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. 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.

Success in the Courtroom

Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing 3 Years in Prison for Statutory Rape with Bodily Injury (pregnancy) Case Dismissed.
  • No Charges Filed Our Client was Facing 6 Years in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. No Charges Filed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to 11 Years in Prison for Date Rape / False Imprisonment. Not Guilty at Trial.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing up to 16 Years in Prison for Child Molestation. Case Dismissed.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to Disturbing the Peace Our Client was Facing up to 6 Months in LA County Jail for Solicitation of Prostitution. Reduced to Disturbing the Peace.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to a Year in Jail for Lewd Conduct. Not Guilty at Trial.

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