Solicitation

Fresno Solicitation Defense Attorney

Have You Been Accused of Soliciting Prostitution?

California law prohibits a variety of sexual activities, including prostitution and solicitation. In general, solicitation occurs when a defendant requests or commands another person to engage in a sexual act and/or prostitution. A solicitation charge can be extremely serious, even if it was a first offense. Even if you were only trying to "negotiate" with the alleged prostitute, you could still be charged with solicitation.

If you have been accused of soliciting a prostitute, it is important that you contact a Fresno criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Brian C. Andritch is a former Fresno County Deputy District Attorney with extensive experience in criminal law. He knows how to attack charges and can help you reduce your penalties or avoid conviction altogether.


What Are the Penalties for Soliciting a Prostitute in California?

The penalties for solicitation are determined by the specific facts of the case. For example, a defendant's age, prior record, and the age of the alleged prostitute will all play a role in determining the severity of the punishment.

Solicitation can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.

Misdemeanor solicitation charges in California can lead to:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • Probation
  • Sex offender registration

Felony solicitation charges can lead to:

  • 16 months to 4 years in state prison
  • Fines of up to $10,000

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Prostitution/Soliciation in California?

In general, the statute of limitations for prostitution/solicitation is one year. However, this time limit may be extended if the defendant left the state to avoid prosecution.


Contact a Fresno Solicitation Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of soliciting a prostitute, you need a criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and freedoms. As a former Fresno County Deputy District Attorney, Brian C. Andritch understands the prosecution's side of the story and knows how to attack charges. 

Contact The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch online or at (559) 484-2112 for a free consultation about your solicitation charges.

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