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Under 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 customers.
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.
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 clients against 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.