Expect arrests and prosecutions for violations of California Penal Code b soliciting or agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution and California Penal Code Section This means that in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest to a prostitution related charge, defendants will enter a one day diversion program. Upon successful completion of the program, and no further arrests for a one year period, the case will be dismissed and the defendant can honestly answer that he or she has never been convicted of a crime.
This is good news for some defendants, although it may not be as helpful for those dealing with professional issues or immigration consequences, where an admission, even without a conviction, to a prostitution offense, could lead to problems. On balance, it is nice to see this program finally expanded to the Van Nuys Courthouse.
In other words, in conjunction with a local city ordinance, accused johns can have their cars seized for up to 30 days. If you or a loved one is facing a prostitution related offense at the Van Nuys Courthouse or anywhere in the City of Los Angeles, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg at or get in touch via the secure contact form on this.
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