Okabe & Haushalter
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Okabe & Haushalter

Los Angeles Pimping and Pandering Attorney

Los Angeles Pimping Lawyer

Pimping & Pandering: An Overview

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.

What Are The Penalties For Pimping And Pandering?

Pimping Penalties

  • The crime of pimping is a felony offense, and the consequences can vary depending on the circumstances.
  • Incarceration in state prison for 3 to 6 years, and possible fines up to $5,000
  • If the person being prostituted is a minor, the defendant faces incarceration in state prison for 3 to 8 years and fines up to $15,000

Pandering Penalties

  • Pandering is a felony, and sentencing will depend upon the specifics of the offense.
  • Incarceration in state prison for 3 to 6 years
  • If the individual being pandered is a minor, the defendant could be sentenced to incarceration in state prison for 3 to 8 years and fines up to $15,000

Are You Charged With A Sex Crime?

Sexual offenses are harshly prosecuted by the District Attorney’s office, and they have endless resources at their disposal to aid them in the pursuit of a 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.