Jail Sentences vs. Actual Time Served

A jail sentence of 180 days can seem like a long and harsh sentence to a defendant in a criminal case. Years ago a criminal defendant was required to complete 2/3 of their jail sentence. With realignment and new laws on criminal sentencing guidelines, a 180 day jail sentence can mean different things in different […]

Backpage Prostitution Sting

Undercover vice cops are setting up stings on Backpage.com in order to arrest alleged prostitutes.  Generally, an undercover officer will respond to an advertisement for ‘Erotic Services.”  Upon calling the number and agreeing to a massage, the undercover officer will meet the masseuse at a motel.  Generally a price for the massage is set prior […]

Prostitution/Solicitation Defense

Prostitution and Solicitation arrests are on the increase.  Due to the increase in popularity of the internet, undercover police officers are now targeting “Erotic Services” websites to make their arrests.  Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the history of civilization.  Some states and counties turn a blind eye towards it, while other counties […]

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