PIMPING, PANDERING and PROSTITUTION
Did you know that the mere INTENT to commit prostitution is against the law?
The law prohibits loitering under specified circumstances, including loitering upon the private property of another without visible or lawful business with the owner or occupant thereof, or loitering in or about any public toilet for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting a lewd, lascivious, or unlawful act. Laws effective January 1996 make it a misdemeanor to loiter in any public place in a manner and under circumstances manifesting the purpose and ... with the intent to commit prostitution.
653.22. (a) "Commit prostitution" means to engage in sexual conduct for money or other consideration, but does not include sexual conduct engaged in as a part of any stage performance, play, or other entertainment open to the public.
653.24. (a) it is unlawful for any person to loiter in, on, or near any public place with the intent to commit prostitution. This intent is evidenced by acting in a manner and under circumstances which openly demonstrate the purpose of inducing, enticing, or soliciting prostitution, or procuring another to commit prostitution.
653.28. A violation of any provision of this chapter is a misdemeanor.
In California, entrapment for prostitution is legal. That means that police can lie and trick you into giving them evidence for your arrest. Many people think that the police have to tell you if they are a cop when you ask them. That is not true! Police can pretend to be a customer until an arrest is made.
Criminal charges are not even the worst part of getting arrested for prostitution, pimping or pandering. Police have been increasingly using asset and civil forfeiture proceedings to take away defendant's money, home and possessions thought to be ill-gotten gains. Possessions belonging to the people you live with, family members or other items found in your home could be taken as well.
Police can be sneaky about informing you of asset forfeiture deadlines and giving you responsive paperwork. The process occurs in civil court and can be confusing. It is important to hire an experienced and qualified attorney to help you fight pimping, pandering or prostitution charges and fight the asset forfeiture proceedings that frequently come along with them.
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1. WHERE CAN I FIND A FIRST OFFENDER PROGRAM?
Here is a list: DUI programs bay area
2. DO IS NEED SPECIAL INSURANCE IF I GET A DUI?
Yes. Get: SR-22 Insurance
3. WHAT ARE THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES?
Here is the list: immigration consequences of a DUI.
(Please contact your immigration attorney for advice! I am not an immigration attorney).
4. HOW DO I GET MY DRIVER'S LICENSE BACK?