California Sex Crime Conviction Can Cost You Your License

By: Wallin & Klarich

If I Am Charged with Lewd Conduct, Soliciting ad Engaging in Prostitution, Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney to Protect Me? Can I Lose My Driver’s License?

Under California law, the court may impose a suspension of driving privileges on individuals convicted of lewd conduct, or soliciting or engaging in prostitution in California. A conviction allows the court to impose a 30 day license suspension, or in lieu of the 30 day suspension, the court may impose a restriction of up to 180 days allowing driving only to and from work or school.

As of 2009, California Penal Code Section 647 allows courts to suspend the license of a person who is convicted of prostitution or soliciting prostitution when committed within 1000 feet of a private residence, and with the use of a vehicle. If you are required to drive to and from work or school, it is imperative that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Hiring an experienced California sex crime defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your license. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people keep their license for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 or go to our website at for more information.

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