Riverside Prostitution Defense Attorney

Aggressive Defense Against Prostitution Charges in Riverside County

The Law Offices of Grech & Packer recognize that individuals facing allegations of prostitution in Riverside require skilled legal representation. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of clients embroiled in such cases. Understanding the nuanced legal landscape surrounding prostitution charges in California is crucial, and our firm is committed to providing effective defense strategies tailored to each unique situation.

Call the Law Offices of Grech & Packer today at (951) 291-0105 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Riverside defense attorney!

Can You Be Arrested for Prostitution?

You can be arrested for prostitution if you have participated in sexual acts in exchange for money. In most states in the U.S., prostitution, solicitation, and pandering (pimping) are considered to be illegal acts. In this state, the "john," or customer, and the prostitute are both aggressively prosecuted. If you are being charged with prostitution for the first time, you will most likely be charged with a misdemeanor. If you have prior convictions for prostitution, additional offenses may be charged as felonies.

If an individual states that he or she is providing services as an escort or as a masseuse, that individual will still be arrested for the crime of prostitution if money is being exchanged. Life circumstances sometimes occur so that those individuals with no prior criminal record find themselves in the difficult situation of being arrested for solicitation of prostitution, or prostitution. If you have been arrested for these or other sex crimes, there is help available to you. The Riverside prostitution defense lawyers from Grech & Packer know how undercover prostitution stings work and are knowledgeable about the laws involving entrapment. We will challenge evidence involving these sting operations and pursue a strong defense for your prostitution charges.

What are the Penalties for Prostitution in California?

Prostitution offenses in California carry significant penalties, the extent of which hinges on variables like prior convictions and whether the individual in question is a minor. Should you or someone you're connected with be confronting prostitution charges in Riverside, it is crucial to grasp the potential consequences at stake. If you are convicted of prostitution, the penalties you may be facing include:

  • Jail time
  • AIDS testing
  • Payment of fines
  • Counseling
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Loss of employment if you have a security clearance or other licenses
  • Sex offender registration

We are sensitive to the fact that being charged with prostitution may cause you to feel embarrassed or humiliated about the nature of these charges and concerned about the effect they may have on your loved ones. Be assured that we will always maintain your privacy while aggressively defending your case and protecting your constitutional rights.

Defenses Against Prostitution Charges

Navigating prostitution charges demands a strategic approach, and the Law Offices of Grech & Packer are adept at crafting effective defenses. Depending on the circumstances of the case, potential defenses may include:

  • Lack of Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence is a common defense strategy. Our attorneys will vigorously argue in your favor if there is insufficient proof of the alleged crime.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement engaged in actions that coerced or induced an individual into committing a prostitution offense, entrapment may be a viable defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: In cases where the prosecution relies on eyewitness testimony, establishing a case of mistaken identity can be a powerful defense strategy.
  • Fourth Amendment Violations: Unlawful searches and seizures may violate an individual's Fourth Amendment rights. If evidence was obtained illegally, it may be deemed inadmissible in court.
  • Age Verification: When facing accusations involving a minor, verifying that there was a reasonable belief the individual was of legal age can be a crucial defense.

Contact Our Riverside Prostitution Lawyer Today

Prostitution charges in Riverside demand the expertise of seasoned legal professionals who understand the complexities of California law. The Law Offices of Grech & Packer is committed to providing comprehensive legal support and tailored defense strategies for individuals facing prostitution allegations. Our experienced team is ready to navigate the complexities of your case, safeguard your rights, and pursue the best possible outcome.  

Contact the Law Offices of Grech & Packer today to schedule a meeting with our prostitution lawyer in Riverside!

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