San Diego Prostitution Defense Attorney
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.
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Felony Domestic Violence Arrest All criminal charges dismissed
After arrest, defense investigation reveals that spouse was aggressor and caused harm to client, all criminal charges dismissed.
Felony Gun Possession, Felony Child Abuse Charges Dismissed
Client charged with felony gun possession and endangering life of a child being in illegal possession of loaded weapons in the home. Potential 6 year Prison sentence. Child endangerment charges dismissed, NO Custody.
Possession of 5KG of Methamphetamine while Armed with Loaded Gun Probation and Other Charges Dismissed.
Client facing 4 counts of possessing large quantity of Methamphetamine for sale and a loaded gun with no serial number. District Attorney offer of 6 years in State Prison. Ultimate resolution was a plea to gun possession only, probation and credit for time served with no additional jail time. All other charges dismissed.
Restraining Order, Accusations of Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
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Shoplifting from Naval Commissary Case Dismissed
Case Dismissed, record sealed in Federal Court
Welfare Fraud No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation
6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.
Marijuana Possession for Sale/Transportation Plea to Simple Possession, Probation and Fines,
½ pound of Marijuana, $5,000, baggies, scales and Marijuana storage paraphernalia, potential 4 years in jail, Defense argued insufficient evidence to prove sales of Marijuana or Drug Trafficking and filed motion to return all seized property.