Solicitation may be either a felony or a misdemeanor, that is to say it is a “wobbler”. The incrimination depends on the criminal history of the person as well as circumstances of the offense.
A convicted person can be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or the amount which could have been assessed for commission of the offense itself, whichever is greater, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
Solicitation with aggravating circumstances becomes a felony and, in consequence, a person convicted of solicitation in certain circumstances, can face much more strict penalties.
A person solicits another with the intent to commit or join in the commission of murder will face imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or nine years.
A person solicits another with the intent to commit rape by force or violence, sodomy by force or violence, oral copulation by force or violence, or any violation will face imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.
The Margarian Law Firm aggressively protects the rights of criminal defendants in California. A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Direct approach with our clients allows us to easily obtain dismiss or reduction of the charges. Additionally, we provide a flat fee agreed upon before we begin. Feel free to contact us!
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