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What Is Prostitution?

Prostitution is the sale of sexual services in exchange for something of value. The payment for sexual services may range from money to goods and services. In Texas, the prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor. A person convicted of prostitution may be sentenced to 180 days in county jail and/or a $2,000 fine.

What Is Promotion of Prostitution in Texas?

Promotion of prostitution is a crime in Texas. This crime occurs when a person, other than a prostitute, receives compensation for the prostitution services provided by the prostitute. For example, a person receives a portion of the money a client pays to the prostitute in exchange for setting up the prostitution arrangement.

What Must Be Proven to Convict Me of Promotion of Prostitution in Texas?

To convict a person of promotion of prostitution, the state must show the person knowingly:

What Is the Punishment for Promotion of Prostitution for a First Offense?

In Texas, a promotion of prostitution conviction for the first time is a Class A misdemeanor. For a Class A misdemeanor conviction, a person faces:

What Is the Criminal Sentence for a Second Promoting Prostitution Conviction in Texas?

A second conviction is a state jail felony punishable by:

Will I Get More Time behind Bars If the Prostitute I Promote Is a Minor?

Yes. Promotion of prostitution is a second degree felony when the prostitute is younger than 18 years old. A second degree felony is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

An accusation of promoting prostitution is serious and difficult to overcome. If you are facing a promotion of prostitution charge, contact a Texas lawyer immediately.

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Last Modified: 10-04-2016 10:04 AM PDT

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