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If you have been charged with prostitution in Houston, Texas, contact attorney Mark Thiessen at 713.864.9000 or request a free case evaluation. We serve Houston and the surrounding areas and are available 24/7 to fight for you.

Texas Prostitution or Solicitation Defense Attorney

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.

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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