Los Angeles Pandering Defense Lawyer
California Pandering Law
In California, pandering is closely related to the crime of pimping and defined as persuading another person to engage in prostitution or to enter a house where prostitution takes place by way of making promises, threatening, seducing, or otherwise persuading that individual. In essence, anytime you encourage someone to engage in prostitution, you are violating California's laws against pandering (Penal Code section 266i.) There are various ways in which this can be done, whether it is via telephone, the internet, or on a street corner.
Legal Penalties for Pandering
Pandering is a felony sex crime in California and is punishable by 3, 4, or 6 years in a state prison. If the person who is procured for purposes of prostitution is under the age of 16, the could include 3, 6, or 8 years in a state prison, along with a $5,000 fine. The punishment for pandering can be severe. For example, if a defendant is convicted, the California penal code states they cannot be granted probation and is subjected to the mandatory three-year minimum sentence.
Contact a Pandering Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know is being investigated for or has already been charged with pandering, you will need to find an expert and skilled criminal defense lawyer right away in order to guarantee the best possible result in your pandering criminal case. Such an attorney can be found at the exclusively-criminal defense firm of Eisner Gorin LLP.
Our firm has been in practice for decades and we have earned a highly-respected reputation within the legal community. Being accused, let alone convicted of a sex crime can have a wide array of negative consequences. It can tarnish your reputation within your community, your family, and can jeopardize your future ability to have a meaningful and productive position in the working world.
The facts surrounding a pandering charge can sometimes be clouded in misunderstanding. Our attorneys, through our in-house private investigator strive to bring forth to the prosecutor the entire truth, and not just the one portrayed by investigation led by the police. It is important that you contact our law firm even if you have not been charged yet. By providing the prosecutor with beneficial and mitigating facts surrounding your case, it is possible that the prosecutor will either not file charges at all or will file reduced charges.
Call our offices right away so that we can begin work on your defense strategy.