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Defending Against Prostitution Charges in California

At the Law Office of George Gedulin, we know that facing prostitution charges can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience. We provide effective legal representation for those facing prostitution-related charges in San Diego. As a law firm that understands the complex legal landscape surrounding California's prostitution laws, our commitment is to protect your rights and advocate for the most favorable outcome for you.

Call the Law Office of George Gedulin today at (858) 281-4605 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our prostitution defense lawyer in San Diego.

What is Prostitution?

Prostitution is engaging in sexual activities in exchange for money, goods, or services. While it is a controversial issue, California law is clear regarding the criminalization of prostitution. The individual offering sexual services and those seeking them can be charged with prostitution-related offenses. It's important to note that prostitution charges are not limited to just engaging in sexual acts but also include solicitation, pimping, and pandering.

What are the Penalties for Prostitution in California?

The penalties for prostitution-related offenses in California may vary depending on the case's specific circumstances and the individual's criminal history. Generally, prostitution charges are classified as misdemeanors. However, the consequences can still be severe and may include:

  • First-time Offense: A first-time conviction for prostitution may lead to fines of up to $1,000 and a maximum of six months in county jail.
  • Subsequent Offenses: If you have prior convictions for prostitution, subsequent offenses can result in increased fines and longer jail sentences.
  • Solicitation: Solicitation of prostitution involves offering money or something of value in exchange for sexual-based services and can also lead to penalties such as fines and potential jail time.
  • Pimping and Pandering: These offenses involve facilitating or profiting from another person's engagement in prostitution. Convictions for pimping or pandering can result in felony charges, substantial fines, and lengthy prison sentences.
  • Registration as a Sex Offender: Individuals convicted of prostitution-related offenses may be required to register as sex offenders, which can have long-lasting implications on personal and professional life.

Defenses Against Prostitution Charges

Facing prostitution charges does not mean you are automatically guilty. Our experienced San Diego prostitution defense attorney can explore various legal strategies to build a solid defense tailored to your unique circumstances. Some potential defenses include:

  • Lack of Intent: Proving that there was no intent to engage in prostitution or solicitation is a viable defense strategy.
  • Lack of Evidence: Our skilled legal team will thoroughly review the evidence against you to identify weaknesses or inconsistencies that could be used to challenge the prosecution's case.
  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: If your rights were violated during the arrest or evidence-gathering process, we can argue that the evidence should be excluded due to an unlawful search or seizure.
  • Entrapment: Entrapment may be a valid defense if law enforcement officers coerced or enticed you into committing a prostitution-related offense that you would not have otherwise committed.
  • Mistaken Identity: If there is a chance of mistaken identity or a case of false accusation, we will work diligently to establish your innocence.

Contact Our Prostitution Defense Lawyer in San Diego Today

At the Law Office of George Gedulin, we are committed to providing strategic legal guidance and aggressive representation throughout your legal journey. Our knowledge of California's prostitution laws and our extensive courtroom experience position us to effectively protect your rights and pursue the best possible result in your case.

Contact the Law Office of George Gedulin today to get started with our San Diego prostitution defense attorney.

Case Results

  • Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped 16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

    Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facingĀ 16 years in prison. Convicted of One Count of Sex with a Minor, 2 years Jail, All other charges dismissed.

  • Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped 24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000

    Client charged as head of conspiracy to present false claims to insurance companies, losses over $250,000. Client facing 22 years in State Prison. Convicted of two counts of insurance fraud, sentenced to 2 years in jail, remaining charges dismissed.

  • Dismissed with No Jail Time, Probation Only Assault with Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Burglary

    Client charged with multiple counts, potential 14 year sentence. Released with no custody.

  • Dismissed Charges Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence

    Charges exposed client to 8 years in State Prison and two serious strike felonies. Court dismisses all gun related charges at preliminary hearing, client pleads to domestic violence charge only, no custody.

  • 30 Days Probation, Case Dismissed. Attempted Murder

    Client charged with Attempted Murder in connection with the death of her husband suffering from a fatal illness. Defense investigation revealed that statements of witnesses were unreliable and unfounded.

Client Testimonies

At Law Office of George Gedulin, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Detailed and Professional Criminal Defense Lawyer"
    George was very professional and detailed what to expect. I recommend his services.
    - John D.
    "Saved my son at the worst time in his life."
    I can't imagine having to go through that ordeal without an attorney like George helping me and my son.
    - Boris S.
    "Trustworthy and Intelligent"
    George is a trustworthy, extremely intelligent, and hard working attorney who you can rely on to help you navigate any challenging legal situation.
    - Meredith L.
    "Hard Working Attorney Who Really Listens"
    George to anyone who wants a smart, honest, hard worker lawyer on their side!
    - Heather K.
    "Fixed My Court Problems, and Helped Me Gain Respect"
    As an attorney and now friend I know that George is someone I can put my absolute trust with.
    - Zina R.
    "George Gave Me Peace of Mind"
    George is a very skilled defense attorney and I would absolutely recommend his law firm.
    - Andrei L.
    "Respect and Praise for a True Professional"
    George is truly an excellent attorney and someone I truly respect in the legal field.
    - Steven L.
    "Exceptional Defense Attorney with Integrity"
    I know George to be a strong attorney who brings integrity to everything he does.
    - Mila K.