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  • Can I Be Charged with Rape if the Minor Consented?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 22-Sep-2016

    A 19-year-old boy is dating a 17 year-old-girl from the local high school. No problem. There is only a two-year difference in age and nowadays that's common behavior amongst teenagers. However, if he is having sex with the minor and lives in California, he can be prosecuted for Statutory Rape even if the sex was willing and consensual. That's because in the eyes of the law, a minor is ...
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  • What Does Soliciting a Prostitute Mean?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 15-Sep-2016

    The California prostitution law, Penal Code section 647(b), makes it is illegal to engage in, agree to engage in, offer, or seek sexual services in exchange for money or some other form of compensation. Soliciting for prostitution means to offer or accept money or other compensation for sex. Soliciting means to persuade, induce, or urge someone to do something. Soliciting for prostitution also ...
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  • Escort Laws in Los Angeles

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 26-Aug-2016

    An escort is a paid companion or date who accompanies another person to a social or entertainment event. Escorts are booked through an agency or, in many cases, through internet ads such as CityVibe, Backpage and Eros. Escorts are legal in California if they have a valid California permit or license. Escort licenses are very difficult to obtain in Los Angeles. Escorts who provide sexual services ...
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  • Busted for Speaking to a Prostitute?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 19-Aug-2016

    Most people know that prostitution is a crime in California. However, one common question we receive is, “can I get arrested and charged with a crime for simply speaking to a prostitute?” The laws concerning these matters can be complex, but the potential for an arrest and criminal charge depends on various factors. California Law Under California Penal Code Section 647(b), if a person ...
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