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Plano, Texas Attorney for Defense of Prostitution Charges

Garland Prostitution and Solicitation Defense Lawyer

Law Firm Representing Clients Charged with Solicitation in Collin County and Denton County

Being accused of a sex crime such as prostitution can lead to heavy penalties and a permanent criminal record. Repeat offenders face even harsher penalties and longer prison sentences. The Crowder Law Firm P.C. is able to effectively represent clients accused of prostitution as well as those charged with solicitation of a prostitute or sex worker. We can ensure that your rights are protected and will work with you to develop a strong defense against prostitution or solicitation charges.

Criminal Penalties for Prostitution in Texas

In Texas, both soliciting a prostitute and accepting money for sex acts are considered class B misdemeanors punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. As with many criminal offenses, the penalties for prostitution or patronizing a sex worker increase with subsequent prostitution-related offenses. If you have been previously convicted of a prostitution offense and you are caught engaging in prostitution again, the charge may be enhanced to a class A misdemeanor which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail plus a maximum fine of $4,000.

Prostitution can become a state jail felony offense punishable with up to two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if the defendant has been convicted of two or more prostitution-related charges in the past. As with many sex crimes, soliciting minors for prostitution may also result in enhanced penalties.

Dallas Lawyer for Charges of Promotion of Prostitution

It is a crime in Texas to promote or profit from prostitution services. You can be charged with promotion of prostitution if you knowingly receive compensation for participating in a prostitution operation or you solicit someone to pay a sex worker for sexual contact. The crime of promoting prostitution is a state jail felony in Texas. However, the charge may be enhanced to a third-degree felony if the defendant has been previously convicted of a prostitution-related crime. The penalties for a third-degree felony promotion of prostitution conviction include incarceration for up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

It is also against the law to run a "brothel house" or other large-scale sex work operation in Texas. You may face an aggravated promotion of prostitution charge if you manage or otherwise control a prostitution operation that involves two or more sex workers. Aggravated promotion of prostitution is considered a more serious crime than "regular" promotion of a prostitute. It is a second-degree felony which carries penalties including up to 20 years in prison. It is also a second-degree felony crime to encourage or induce a person into prostitution. You could face criminal charges for compelling prostitution if you use force, threats, or fraud to encourage someone to act as a sex worker.

Building a Solid Defense Against Prostitution Charges

If you have been accused of paying for sexual contact or acting as a sex worker, it is highly advised that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The Crowder Law Firm P.C. has successfully represented clients accused of sex crimes in Texas for 20 years. Attorney Darlina Crowder has an impressive track record as a criminal defense lawyer in Plano securing more than 250 acquittals and not guilty verdicts for clients throughout her career.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Charges

If you have been accused of a prostitution-related offense, contact our office. Schedule a free, confidential case review today by calling 214-303-9600. The Crowder Law Firm P.C. assists clients in Dallas, Plano, Collin County, Fort Worth, Garland, Denton, Grayson County, and the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.

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