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.

Legal Definitions

  • 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 any means.
  • 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! Contact Kyle Law Firm online and request a case evaluation.

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