Houston Criminal Defense Prostitution Attorneys
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Prostitution Criminal Defense Attorneys – The Law.

Tex. Pen. Code 43.02:

(a) A person commits an offense i, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly:
(1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or
(2) solicits another in a public place to engage in sexual conduct for hire.
(b) A person commits an offense if, based on the payment of a fee by the actor or another person on behalf of the actor, the person knowingly:
(1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or
(2) solicits another in a public place to engage with the actor in sexual conduct for hire.

Prostitution Criminal Defense Attorneys Tip: An offense occurs regardless of whether a fee is actually received.

Prostitution Criminal Defense – Punishment Ranges.

(c) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class B Misdemeanor (up to 180 days in county jail; up to a $2,000 fine).
(1) a Class A misdemeanor (up to 1 year in county jail; up to a $4,000 fine) – if the actor has one or two previous convictions under the same subsection.
(2) a State Jail Felony (180 days – 2 years in state jail; up to $10,000 fine) – if the actor has three or more prior convictions under the same subsection.

(c-1) An offense under Subsection (b) is a Class B misdemeanor except that the offense is:
(1) a Class A misdemeanor if the actor has one or two previous convictions under the same subsection.
(2) a State Jail Felony if the actor has three or more prior convictions under the same subsection.
(3) a 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20 years in prison; up to a $10,000 fine) – if the person solicited is:
(A) younger than 18 years of age, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the person solicited at the time the actor commits the offense;
(B) represented to the actor as being younger than 18 years of age; or
(C) believed by the actor to be younger than 18 years of age.

Prostitution Criminal Defense Attorneys Tip – an prior conviction under this statute includes deferred adjudication.

Prostitution Criminal Defense Attorneys – Statutory Defenses.

(d) It is a defense to prosecution for an offense under Subsection (a) that the actor engaged in the conduct that constitutes the offense because the actor was the victim of conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 20A.02 or 43.05.

Compelling Prostitution Criminal Defense:

(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:
(1) causes another by force, threat, or fraud to commit prostitution;  or
(2) causes by any means a child younger than 18 years to commit prostitution, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the child at the time the actor commits the offense.

(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the second degree.  An offense under Subsection (a)(2) is a felony of the first degree.

(c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or under both sections.

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