SOLICITING A PROSTITUTE IN TEXAS
Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer
Simply offering to patronize a prostitute in Texas can lead to a Class B misdemeanor charge. A conviction for soliciting a prostitute can leady to heavy fines and prison time. Don’t get arrested just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time—call The Martinez Law firm if you were charged with patronizing a prostitute in the Houston area.
Understanding the Consequences of Prostitution Charges
You need to fight against any charge of solicitation to keep your record clean and stay out of jail. We can fight aggressively to protect your liberty. Penalties for soliciting a prostitute include:
- Up to 180 days in jail and/or $2,000 in fines
- Up to $4,000 in fines and/or 1 year in jail for more than two prior prostitution convictions
- Up to $10,000 in fines and 180 days in jail with a felony conviction for three priors
- Up to $10,000 and between 2 and 10 years in jail for soliciting women older than 14 but younger than 18
If you have been charged with soliciting a prostitute in the Houston area you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. An attorney from The Martinez Law Firm can fight your charges or negotiate for the best possible outcome.
We Know How to Defend You
There are defenses our firm can employ on your behalf to keep you out of jail. One is to argue that you were the victim of entrapment on the part of an undercover officer. Another common defense is to contend that you were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time and had no intent to solicit a prostitute. If you can show that no money or goods were exchanged, the prosecution may have a difficult time proving you were set on committing a crime.