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.
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.
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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.