Prostitution and solicitation charges are becoming increasingly common as police forces around Vista and the rest of San Diego County have been actively joining together to put a stop to these crimes. Sting operations have become commonplace throughout the county to catch both those trying to solicit prostitution and those offering the services.
Fortunately, being charged with either of these crimes does not mean there is enough evidence to prove your guilt. Prostitution and solicitation charges require the prosecution to prove the suspect agreed to engage in sexual activity and that there was some sort of act that moved towards the furtherance of such an agreement. In addition, police often violate the rules of entrapment or fail to adequately record the events so the jury can hear the evidence for themselves. When these kind of errors occur, a Vista solicitation attorney can often have the evidence suppressed so it cannot be counted against you in trial.
If you have been arrested for prostitution or solicitation, remember that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you. As soon as you have been placed under arrest, immediately request to speak to your lawyer and refuse to answer any questions about the crime you have been charged with.
Please call (760) 643-4050 if you have been accused of either of these crimes to speak with skilled Vista criminal lawyer Peter M. Liss.
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