What is Penal Code § 315? Punishment? Defenses?

Penal Code § 315 makes it a crime (a misdemeanor) to own a home, live in a home or work in a home that is used for prostitution “or lewdness.” Section 315 can also apply to a “massage parlor” or spa where prostitution is conducted, as well as a strip club or topless bar. Punishment can be up to 180 days in county jail, a fine up to $500 plus penalties and assessments and the judge can order the business to close. Defenses include lack of knowledge of the business taking place. To read more about this offense, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/what-is-penal-code-315-punishment-defenses.html

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