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Prostitution & Solicitation Attorney in Indio, CA

Being convicted of a sex crime, like prostitution, can negatively affect the rest of your life.
Protect yourself, call Barry G. Sands, now.

Prostitution is the solicitation of sex acts for monetary compensation. In California, prostitution is illegal and deemed as a sex crime. When a person engages in prostitution, he/she can be charged with disorderly or lewd conduct, which is classified as a misdemeanor by law enforcement. Like all sex crimes, prostitution is fiercely prosecuted by eager California District Attorneys. Prosecutors will set out to prove that the offender agreed to a sex act in exchange for money, and they will use a variety of police tactics to build a solid case and gain a conviction in court.


People who are convicted of prostitution not only face severe legal consequences, but also negative social stigmatization. This stigmatization can impact the person’s professional life, personal life, and family life. After a person has been convicted of prostitution, the charge will appear on the person’s criminal record, which can be damaging when the person attempts to obtain housing, employment, and education opportunities.

Sex crime charges can be devastating for the offender, who faces a life time of discrimination if convicted. For this reason, it is important that people facing prostitution charges speak with a reputable sex crimes attorney.

Attorney Barry Sands has helped countless clients get their prostitution charges reduced or dismissed. While every case is dependent upon the facts involved, and results will vary, Attorney Sands will vigorously fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Types of Prostitution Crimes

There are several crimes that fall under the category of “prostitution”. Some lesser offenses are classified as misdemeanors, while others can be prosecuted as felonies. Other prostitution crimes include:

Solicitation – the act of asking someone to exchange money for sex acts
Pimping/Pandering – solicitation of possible customers and offering prostitution services, or recruiting prostitutes
Loitering – the act of lingering in a certain area with the intention of engaging in prostitution

Prostitution Punishments

If a person is convicted of prostitution, he/she will be subject to various legal consequences, which may include: imprisonment, monetary fines, AIDs testing, community service, probation, and/or mandatory counseling

Indio Sex Crimes Attorney

Most people do not realize the full impact a prostitution conviction can have on their lives. A prostitution conviction can lead to traumatic, life altering legal consequences. One of the best things you can do once you have been charged with prostitution is to retain the services of a qualified attorney. Attorney Barry Sands has over 20 years defense experience helping clients fight their prostitution charges. With Attorney Sands on your side, you will receive the aggressive legal representation and informative counsel you need to be successful in court.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Indio or the Coachella Valley region, call Barry Gerald Sands Criminal Defense Lawyer, Inc. for your free consultation.


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