Reporting a Crime May Make You Immune to Prostitution Charges
SB 233 Grants Immunity from Arrest
A new law in 2020 gives immunity to persons who commit a crime but report a much more serious crime, and also removes the possession of a condom as evidence of specific crimes related to sex work.
SB 233 states that if you commit a misdemeanor violation of the Controlled Substances Act (such as possession of an illegal drug), or any acts related to prostitution, you will be immune from prosecution if police discover you have commited any of those offenses while you are reporting sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime. In addition, if you are found to have a condom in your possession, it is no longer considered evidence of probable cause toward an arrest for a prostitution-related crime.
Contact the Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich For Help With Your Case
Prostitution charges are serious charges that not only can be potentially embarrassing, but also have serious penalties. If you are able to provide information about another crime, you might be able to avoid those consequences, but you should do so only after consulting with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. The attorneys of Wallin & Klarich have more than 40 years of experience helping people like you fight against prostitution-related charges. Let us help you today.
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