Prostitution Crimes in Texas
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In Texas, it is against the law to offer sexual services in exchange for
financial compensation or something of monetary value. A person who provides
or receives these kinds of services may be arrested and charged with a
If you were recently arrested for a prostitution-related crime,
The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. is ready to protect your rights and future. With more than 30 years of
legal experience, our
College Station criminal defense attorneys understand what it takes to obtain favorable results in
sex crime cases.
Types of Prostitution-Related Offense & Penalties
Prostitution means exchanging sex for money or other items of value, while
patronizing means the act of paying someone for sex. These activities
are considered Class B misdemeanors, which is punishable a maximum jail
sentence of 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000.
However, the offense increases to a Class A misdemeanor if the offender
has been previously convicted one or two times before. A Class A misdemeanor
is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up
Pimping means making money from a prostitute’s earnings, while promoting
means facilitating prostitution. Both of these crimes are Class A misdemeanors.
People may be charged with “aggravated promotion” if they knowingly
own, invest in, control, finance, manage, or supervise a prostitution
enterprise which uses two or more prostitutes. Aggravated promotion is
a third-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence between two and
ten years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
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Regardless of your charges, it is in your best interest to get experienced
legal help on your side. We can examine the evidence presented by the
state of Texas to ensure it meets the burden of proffer required and we
will aggressively fight to assert your innocence. Let us get your life
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