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.

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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.

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