Sex Crimes With Halley, No Concern is Too Small

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A SEX CRIME?

A sex crime is any criminal offense in which sexual activity plays a role in the commission of the crime. Sex crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the case's circumstances and the offense's severity. 

Are Solicitation & Prostitution Considered Sex Crimes?

It’s illegal in the state of California for individuals to engage in or solicit prostitution. Both the sex worker and the client are liable to be arrested and charged for this crime. The law defines prostitution as the exchange of services, money, goods, or other compensation for sexual or lewd acts. 

This means you could be arrested if you are caught:

  • Engaging in prostitution
  • Soliciting an act of prostitution 
  • Agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution 

What Is Considered a Lewd Act?

A lewd act is the touching of a body part with the intent to arouse someone sexually. 

These body parts usually are:

  • Female breasts
  • Genitals
  • Buttocks

A common example of the solicitation of a lewd act would be going somewhere like a massage parlor with the intent of receiving a massage for sexual gratification. The owner, masseuse, and client could all receive a lewd act charge if they were consciously involved in the act.

Is Pandering the Same Charge as Pimping?

While pandering and pimping are both criminal acts related to prostitution, they are two separate crimes. Pimping is the collection of money or other compensation earned in exchange for a prostitute engaging in a sexual act with another person. 

Pandering is the coercion of someone into becoming a prostitute or continuing this work. Pandering can be persuasion through the threat of violence or even talking someone into the profession with manipulative wording.

Why Choose HJP LEgal?

  • Strategic Advice & Representation
    Attorney Halley J. Peters is well-versed in ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout the legal process. They will ensure that the evidence being used against you is obtained legally and within legal boundaries.
  • Minimize Penalties
    Criminal charges can have severe consequences, including losing certain rights, massive fines and penalty fees, and potential incarceration. A skilled criminal defense attorney like Halley J. Peters can help to minimize these penalties or even fight to get the charges dismissed entirely.
  • Clear Communication & Transparency
    Halley is here for you every step of the way. She keeps her clients informed and up to date on important developments in their cases, and is readily available to answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise.
  • Legal Expertise
    Halley is an experienced criminal defense attorney with the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle your criminal case. She understands the legal procedures and tactics of the prosecution, allowing her to provide you with the best defense.

What Is Considered a Sex Crime?

A sex crime is any criminal offense in which sexual activity plays a role in the commission of the crime. Sex crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the case's circumstances and the offense's severity. 

Are Solicitation & Prostitution Considered Sex Crimes? 

It’s illegal in the state of California for individuals to engage in or solicit prostitution. Both the sex worker and the client are liable to be arrested and charged for this crime. The law defines prostitution as the exchange of services, money, goods, or other compensation for sexual or lewd acts. 

This means you could be arrested if you are caught:

  • Engaging in prostitution
  • Soliciting an act of prostitution 
  • Agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution 

What Is Considered a Lewd Act?

A lewd act is the touching of a body part with the intent to arouse someone sexually. 

These body parts usually are:

  • Female breasts
  • Genitals
  • Buttocks

A common example of the solicitation of a lewd act would be going somewhere like a massage parlor with the intent of receiving a massage for sexual gratification. The owner, masseuse, and client could all receive a lewd act charge if they were consciously involved in the act.

Is Pandering the Same Charge as Pimping?

While pandering and pimping are both criminal acts related to prostitution, they are two separate crimes. Pimping is the collection of money or other compensation earned in exchange for a prostitute engaging in a sexual act with another person. 

Pandering is the coercion of someone into becoming a prostitute or continuing this work. Pandering can be persuasion through the threat of violence or even talking someone into the profession with manipulative wording.

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If you are facing charges for a sex crime, we can help. We have defended clients in Orange County and throughout California for over a decade. We have the experience and knowledge to build an aggressive defense for you. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide a free consultation. 

Call us today at (949) 519-4955 or contact us online to get started on your defense.

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