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Attorney George L., Los Angeles, CA
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.
Business, Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing, Conditional Use Permits, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. Serving the Food and Beverage, Restaurant and Entertainment industries. Bilingual in English and Korean.

ESCORT & PROSTITUTION

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ESCORT & PROSTITUTION?

 

  • Escort Service: paying someone to be your date or to spend time with you is legal

  • Prostitution - California Penal Code ("PC") §647(b): paying (the "johns") or accepting money or other consideration (the "prostitute") in exchange for a sexual act is illegal

  • Solicitation - PC §647(b): offering to engage in a act of  prostitution is illegal

WHEN IS AN ESCORT SERVICE BECOME ILLEGAL?

  • Some counties or cities may make escorting illegal without a valid escort license

  • Example, escort service is illegal in Los Angeles without a valid escort license - LAMC §103.107

PROSTITUTION PER PENAL CODE §647(b)

  • Paying (the "johns") or accepting money or other consideration (the "prostitute") in exchange for a sexual act

  • Offering to engage in a act of  prostitution

  • Agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution

 

PROSTITUTION IS A "PRIORABLE" CRIME

  • PC §647(b) is a "priorable" offense. This means that the punishment increases with each subsequent conviction

  • Second offense: a mandatory minimum of forty-five (45) days in a county jail

  • Third or subsequent offense: a mandatory minimum of ninety (90) days in a county jail

ADDITIONAL PENALTY IF PROSTITUTION IS COMMITTED IN A CAR

  • Additional penalties may apply if you committed an act of prostitution while using  a car within 1,000 feet of a residence

 

  • In addition to a jail sentence and/or a fine, the court may suspend the defendant's driver's license for up to thirty (30) days

  • In addition to a jail sentence and/or a fine, the court may Issue the defendant a restricted license for up to six (6) months

8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER FOR AN ESCORT OR PROSTITUTION CASE

 

  • The complexity of modern escort and prostitution laws​​

  • The harshness of today's escrort and prostitution penalties​

  • Prosecutors are more likely to listen to an experienced escort and prostitution defense attorney than you

  • An experienced escort and prostitution attorney can assess whether you have legal defenses

  • An experienced escort and prostitution attorney can assess whether law enforcement had probable cause to arrest you

  • An experienced escort and prostitution attorney can assess whether law enforcement properly charged you

  • An experienced escort and prostitution attorney can provide creative and alternative options to serving jail time​

 

  • If you hire an attorney, you may not have to appear at court. This allows you to not miss work, saving you money