Houston Prostitution or Solicitation Defense Attorney
Texas Prostitution or Solicitation Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with prostitution in Texas, contact attorney Mark Thiessen at 713-864-9000 or request a free case evaluation. Mark is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ease your concerns and protect your freedom.
Prostitution or solicitation is a crime that involves an individual attempting to, or actually exchanging, sexual conduct for something of value, typically money. The most common prostitution or solicitation cases and arrests involve undercover sting operations, where officers pose as a person interested in buying sexual services from another person.
Definition of Prostitution
The Texas Penal Code § 43.02, states that a person commits a prostitution or solicitation offense if that person offers to engage, agrees to engage or engages in sexual conduct for a fee, or solicits another in a public place to engage with him or her in sexual conduct for hire.
Prostitution or Solicitation Punishments
An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, unless the accused has previously been convicted one or two times of an offense under this section. In this case, the offense is classified is a Class A misdemeanor. If the accused has been previously convicted three or more times of an offense under this section, the offense is a felony punishable by incarceration in a state penitentiary.
NOTE: This information is not legal advice. It is provided for educational use only. If you need legal advice regarding a prostitution charge in the State of Texas, please contact Mark Thiessen at 713-864-9000, or request a free case evaluation.