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 prostitution offense.
If you were recently arrested for a prostitution-related crime, Shane Phelps Law. 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.
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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 to $4,000.
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.
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 back on track.
Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.
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