California Child Prostitution Defense Lawyer
LEARN YOUR BEST STRATEGY TO DEFEND A CHARGE OF CHILD PROSTITUTION – PENAL CODE 647(B)
As you might guess, a child prostitution charge can be devastating to your present and future life. Your first move in these type of cases is to sit down with a sex crime defense attorney and give them all of the details related to your case.
It is highly important that you give your chosen attorney all of the relevant information related to your case without trying to make it sound better than it is. Trying to put a spin the situation or only give the facts that are helpful to you is not the best strategy.
Part of being a top level sex crime defense attorney is being able to defuse the prosecutor's best arguments. If your client only give you half the story and leaves out the information that is damaging to them, then in the end the attorney will not be as effective as they could have been with a full understanding of the total circumstances of the case.
In my opinion, it is crucial in these type of cases that the client and the attorney are completely honest with each other. Trying to sugar coat things and make them seem better than they are is the wrong decision and will come back to haunt both attorney and client.
It is key that both parties know the strengths and weaknesses of the case and are both moving in the right direction as the case proceeds. In the 25 years I have been practicing criminal defense I know that everything is not what meets the eyes and that the police and prosecutors do not always have it right and are typically only have part of the story. It is my job to get your version of events across to the right parties or even a jury if that's what it takes to achieve justice.
PENAL CODE SECTION 236.1 DEALS WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING RELATED ISSUES
In order to be convicted of this crime, the prosecution must prove the following:
1) That you were involved with depriving someone of their personal freedom with the intent to force them to give labor or services;
2) You had the intent to violate California's pimping and pandering code section by exploiting a child, for example;
3) Your persuaded a minor to engage in commercial sex with the intent to violate one of the pimping and pandering law.
The key thing that must be considered in child prostitution type cases is that the government is looking to protect children. If they believe that a child is being taken advantage of then they will file serious charges and seek prison and sex registration.
In these cases I sit down with the client and go over each of the issues related to their case and discuss what the prosecutors would have to prove in order to find them guilty and then we assess the strengths and weaknesses of our case and decide exactly how it will be defended.
FEDERAL CHILD PROSTITUTION CASES
The federal prosecutors are usually the ones that prosecute federal child prostitution cases and this is why you must have an attorney who has been down the road you are about to travel and had success. If you are interested in finding out the strengths and weakness of your case and what you are facing, then make the call and set up the meeting that will help turn the tide in your favor.
If you have a child prostitution case you are likely being prosecuted at the federal level and facing some pretty serious consequences. You best bet when it comes to these type of charges is to seek the counsel of an attorney who has handled these cases and knows the best strategy to employ in your defense.
Not all strategies are the same when it comes to sex crimes and there defense. Sometimes the authorities have a weak case against you and your best strategy is the fight the case all the way down the line. In other cases, the police and prosecutors have a strong case against you and negotiation is your best course of action.
In order to make the final determination as to your best move, you must consult with a sex crime defense attorney who can evaluate the facts of your case and use their experience to assist you in making the right decisions for you.
In my experience, most the of child prostitution cases involve the crossing of state or international lines and the federal government will likely be involved in prosecuting the case. They will assign a special prosecutor to deal with and you can bet that all of the marbles will be on the line.
These type of cases are considered among the most serious by the prosecutors and judges and they will be looking to dole out some serious punishment if the defendant was involved in exploiting children and they can prove it.
Child prostitution charges can be devastating, overwhelming, and humiliating. Our Los Angeles sex crime defense attorneys understand and we want to help. Our combined 75 years of experience and our legal skill, strategy, and knowledge qualify us to effectively help you if you are facing child prostitution charges.
Related Child Prostitution Charges
Child prostitution charges can also result in charges for internet pornography, child pornography, child trafficking and a sex crime defense attorney is crucial if you are facing such charges.
If you are facing child prostitution charges, the burden is on the prosecution to prove their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt and our main objective is to show that the prosecution's evidence is insufficient or possibly obtained illegally.
Our sex crime lawyers at Hedding Law Firm are here to hear your side of the story and do everything we can to get you the best results possible.
If you or someone you know is being charged with child prostitution, the penalties are severe so do not waste any time and contact our child prostitution defense lawyers in L.A. and set up a free face to face consultation.