Six Ventura County residents face sex crimes charges following their arrests in a prostitution sting. The Ventura Police Department and the Ventura County Human Trafficking Enforcement Team conducted the operation last month.
Detectives posted advertisements online to attract prospective customers. Those who dialed the phone number in the ad agreed to pay for sexual services. Undercover officers then directed the callers to a Ventura hotel where waiting enforcement officers arrested them. All six face misdemeanor solicitation charges. Three of the defendants live in Oxnard, while the others hail from Thousand Oaks, Oak View and Ventura. The sting was held in January, as part of Human Traffic Awareness Month.
Ventura sex crimes lawyer
When you face charges for a sexual offense of any type, hire an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He has represented thousands of Californians in court.
As a misdemeanor, solicitation may not seem like a big deal, but it can be! It is to your advantage to fight solicitation charges aggressively. In addition to facing up to six months in jail and fines, you could also lose your driver’s license temporarily or your car. Subsequent solicitation convictions can result in mandatory jail time. Nothing in the law prevents the judge from requiring a person convicted of solicitation to register as a sex offender. This rarely happens, but it can happen under California law.
It’s important to fight for your rights and freedom. A solicitation conviction can also wreak havoc on your life, so having an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, or one who won’t fight for your rights.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County sex crimes case.
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