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.
If you have been arrested for solicitation or prostitution, you have the right to legal counsel. Do not waive this right. Your only opportunity to avoid a conviction and serious penalties is to hire an attorney who has the skill and resolve to see your case through to a not guilty verdict. That is the level of counsel provided here at Thiessen Law Firm. Serving Houston and all of Texas, we fight prostitution and solicitation charges to protect our clients’ rights and interests.
For a free consultation, call our Houston prostitution defense attorneys at (713) 864-9000.
Definition of Prostitution
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 actually 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 in Texas
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.
Do not risk jail time, fines, and a conviction on your criminal record. Put a Houston prostitution defense lawyer in your corner against overzealous prosecutors and law enforcement personnel who will do everything in their power to convict you or get you to plead guilty. At Thiessen Law Firm, we will go to battle for you to make your life whole again.
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