Prostitution

Houston Lawyer for Prostitution Cases

The Law Office of Emily Detoto

Prostitution, Solicitation of Prostitution, Promotion of Prostitution, and Aggravated Prostitution are considered sex crimes, that will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged incident.

The Law Office of Emily Detoto is a full service criminal defense law firm that will represent you if you were arrested in the following counties;

  • Harris County,
  • Montgomery County,
  • Brazoria County,
  • Fort Bend County,
  • Chambers County,
  • Liberty County,
  • Jefferson County,
  • Austin County,
  • Waller County,
  • and Galveston County.

To reach out to our legal team about your case, call us today at 713-227-2244.

Prostitution & Texas Law

Texas law defines prostitution as when a man or woman offers or agrees to sell sex for cash or another form of fee, in a public place. The charge can apply whether sex occurred or not, and can be charged on the basis of either a solicitation of prostitution, or the promotion of such.

A public place should be considered any area that the public has access to, or had access to at the time of the offense. A public place could be a street, a retail establishment, educational institutions, apartment complexes, or any other place the public, or a large group of people, have access to.

Prosecuted Offenses

Prostitution: Knowingly engaging in the sell of sex or the solicitation of sex for a fee.
Solicitation of Prostitution: Attempting to purchase sex in a public place.
(Class B Misdemeanor) Habitual offenders face a real potential of enhancement to Class A Misdemeanor or State Jail Felony status.

Promotion of Prostitution: Also referred to as Aggravated Prostitution, is defined as a prostitution enterprise involving two or more people.
(3rd Degree Felony) Habitual offenders, and offenders who “compelled” prostitution, face the potential of a case enhancement to 2nd Degree Felony status. 1st Degree Felony charges will apply if a minor was employed as prostitute.

Seek Representation of An Experienced Defense Lawyer

Attorney Emily Detoto, Board Certified®

When you’re faced with potentially life altering criminal charges you’ll need a fighter on your side. Attorney Emily Detoto has never given up on a client, nor a case, and invites you to contact our law firm to take advantage of our free case evaluation offer.

As a Board Certified® Texas Criminal-Law attorney, you can be assured competent legal representation before, during, and, if necessary, after your case is finalized if Emily Detoto is your lawyer.

To contact Attorney Emily Detoto use the contact form to send us a detailed message, or simply give us a call at 713-227-2244.

Houston Prostitution Lawyer

The Law Office of Emily Detoto