New Braunfels Sex Crimes Lawyers
Accused of Prostitution, Pimping or Pandering? Call Now!
Prostitution has been frequently referred to as “the world’s
oldest profession,” but it’s a profession that is not legal
in the state of Texas. Under Texas State Code Ann. § 43.02-43.05,
prostitution, along with the related
sex crimes of pimping and pandering, are illegal in the state, and could land you
in serious hot water if you are convicted.
Don’t wait! If you are facing prostitution, pimping, or pandering
charges, call Kyle Law Firm today at 830.476.7780.
Prostitution is the act of exchanging sex for money or other items of value. However,
Texas law also states that even offering to exchange sex for money, goods,
or services is enough to warrant an arrest. On the other hand, people
who solicit a prostitute looking to engage in sex in exchange for money
or other items of value have committed the crime of “patronizing.”
Pimping is defined as making money from a prostitute’s earnings. Pimping
charges can also be upgraded to the offense of “compelling prostitution,”
which involves compelling someone to commit prostitution by force, or
causing a minor (anyone under the age of 18) to commit prostitution of
Pandering, also known as “promoting,” is facilitating prostitution by
either seeking out people to engage in prostitution, or connecting those
engaging in prostitution with potential clients, known as “johns.”
Penalties for Prostitution & Patronizing
If you are found guilty of prostitution or patronizing, you will face Class
B misdemeanor charges, which are punishable by a fine of up to 180 days
in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Repeat offenders have their charges
upped to a Class A misdemeanor, which increases to a $4,000 fine and up
to a year in jail.
Penalties for Pimping & Promoting
Pimping or Promoting are both considered a Class A misdemeanor charges,
which could include a $4,000 fine and up to a year in jail. Aggravated
promotion is charged as a third degree felony, which includes a fine of
up to $10,000 and between two and ten years in prison.
Facing Charges? Call Now!
If you are facing charges of pimping or pandering, a New Braunfels sex
crimes attorney can help you navigate the complexities of your case. At
Kyle Law Firm, we take great pride in being a dedicated ally when you
are facing the harshness of the criminal justice system. We understand
the importance of helping you clear your name when facing a sex crime
like prostitution or pimping, and handle each case with the utmost professionalism.
Get quality assistance for your charges today!
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