Los Angeles Pimping Lawyers
Pimping & Pandering: An Overview
California law, pimping and pandering are two separate charges that both carry very serious
penalties. Penal code 266h (a) defines
pimping as knowingly living off of or gaining financial support from the earnings
or proceeds of another person's
prostitution, no matter if they solicit customers or collect the earnings without finding
A person can be charged with
pandering under penal code 266i for procuring someone else for the purpose of prostitution,
forcing another person to become a prostitute, procuring a place for prostitution
to occur, forcing someone to remain as a prostitute, procuring someone
else to become a prostitute in the state through fraud or threat, or accepting
money or giving money for procuring or attempting to procure someone to
enter or leave the state to be a prostitute.
What are the penalties for pimping and pandering?
- The crime of pimping is a felony offense, and the consequences can vary
depending on the circumstances.
- Incarceration in state prison for 3 to 6 years, and possible fines up to $5,000
- If the person being prostituted is a minor, the defendant faces incarceration
in a state prison for 3 to 8 years and fines up to $15,000
- Pandering is a felony, and sentencing will depend upon the specifics of
- Incarceration in state prison for 3 to 6 years
- If the individual being pandered is a minor, the defendant could be sentenced
to incarceration in state prison for 3 to 8 years and fines up to $15,000
Are you charged with a sex crime?
Sexual offenses are harshly prosecuted by the District Attorney's office,
and they have endless resources at their disposable to aid them in the
pursuit of conviction. If you are facing charges of pimping or pandering
in the Los Angeles area, you must retain knowledgeable legal counsel as
soon as possible. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests
of the criminally accused, and we have successfully defended numerous
sex crimes allegations during our years in practice. We understand that your freedom
and future are on the line, and you can be confident that you will receive
nothing less than exceptional representation from our team.
We will thoroughly assess the evidence brought against you and the circumstances
of your arrest to find the inconsistencies and weaknesses in the prosecution's
case, and to determine if your constitutional rights were violated in
any way. Our team will build a detailed and compelling defense for your
trial, and we will provide you with the relentless courtroom advocacy
needed to give your case the best opportunity to achieve a successful outcome.
No matter what charges you face, you can trust that our attorneys at Okabe
& Haushalter are ready to aggressively fight for you.
Call today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.