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Prostitution Offenses in Texas

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In Texas, prostitution is a sex crime which involves the exchange of payment for sexual services. The law covers the act of engaging in sexual conduct for payment, and offering to engage in such acts in return for payment.

If you have been charged with a prostitution-related offense in Texas, the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz is ready to protect your rights and future. Since 1998, our El Paso criminal defense attorney has been practicing law and has obtained an exceptional track record of success. Do not hesitate to let our firm tirelessly fight for you.

Penalties for Prostitution

Prostitution and solicitation are both considered Class B misdemeanors, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, a defendant with one or two previous prostitution convictions may face a Class A misdemeanor charge, which results in a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $4,000.

A person who promotes prostitution or arranges to receive money from prostitution proceeds (pimping), it is considered a Class A misdemeanor. On the other hand, if an individual owns, manages, or invests in a business which promotes prostitution and includes two or more prostitutes, it is considered a third-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence between two and 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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We understand the serious nature of this offense, how to best defend you, and how to resolve your case without you serving any time in jail. Attorney Ortiz has an extensive knowledge of Texas law and the criminal justice system. He has built close relationships with judges, prosecutors, and police officers throughout El Paso and the surrounding areas.

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