Did you encounter an undercover police officer when you offered money for sex? Being charged with soliciting a prostitute is different from facing other charges, in that you face not only fines or jail, but embarrassment and damaged relationships as well. Solicitation is usually charged as a misdemeanor, but subsequent charges may not be. You may now face a felony charge.
Do not make a confession or talk to police without speaking to a lawyer. They may threaten to publicize the arrest or notify your employer or spouse.
San Mateo Solicitation Attorney — Protecting Your Reputation and Your Rights
I have dealt with these cases many times. My clients typically want privacy. I handle these cases in a way that minimizes those additional consequences, while minimizing fines, and potential jail time.
The district attorney doesn't want a trial either. He or she has a caseload including more serious crimes. He or she wants a confession, or at least a plea that punishes you. In my negotiations with the prosecution, I show them their case is not provable.
This is what the prosecution must prove:
- You agreed to engage in an act of prostitution with another person.
- You intended to engage in an act of prostitution with that person.
I use clear evidence and experienced defense strategies to show the court that the prosecution cannot reasonably prove these claims. I am committed to protecting your legal rights and reputation.
For more information about how I can defend you against solicitation charges, please contact me today.