The Woodlands Prostitution Defense Lawyers
Prostitution Laws in Texas
Convictions of being on either side of a prostitution offense can result in heavy fines and possible jail time. Additionally, they can have severe consequences on your health, career, and family. If you are facing a charge or arrest, remain calm and silent and only ask for your lawyer or let Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law fight for you.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Morgan Bourque tried hundreds of prostitution charges. He is considered a leading Texas criminal defense defense lawyer by continually adding to his record of success in and out of the courtroom.
Our firm has demonstrated how inaccurate claims, misunderstandings, and unreliable eyewitness accounts can improperly influence prostitution charges. We will work to challenge the claims at trial and have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
Do not hesitate to call (713) 535-9711 today for a confidential consultation.
What is Prostitution?
Prostitution is a form of sex trafficking for which the State of Texas has no tolerance. Paying or receiving payment for the purposes of sex acts and intercourse is a serious criminal offense in Texas. Additionally, if you assist or promote prostitution, you will also face criminal charges.
What are the Penalties for Prostitution?
- Engaging in prostitution and paying another person for sex (patronizing) are Class B misdemeanors, punishable by a maximum 180-day jail term and a fine of no more than $2,000. If a person has previously been convicted of prostitution or patronizing, it is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a jail term of up to one year and a maximum fine of $4,000.
- Patronizing a minor who is at least 14 years of age is a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000. Patronizing a minor younger than 14 is a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence of up to 20 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Pimping or promoting prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. Compelling prostitution by fraud, threat, or force is a second-degree felony and causing a minor to engage in prostitution is a first-degree felony, which carries a life imprisonment sentence.
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In 2016, nearly 3,800 prostitution arrests were made in Texas. Alleged offenders often also face other serious charges, such as sex offenses, commercialized vice, human trafficking, and even rape.
If you have been suspected of prostitution offenses, you may feel as though your life will be forever changed. That is why you should let our firm help you get the best outcome possible.
Contact us today for more information about your legal options.