Accusations of prostitution can cause severe harm to the alleged offender, even if the individual did not commit the crime. The social stigma of these crimes can cause irreparable damage to your life. If you receive charges of prostitution or solicitation, you must understand that the charges do not have to haunt you for the rest of your life.
Keith and Kevin Harris are experienced Dallas criminal lawyers who work with alleged criminals to uphold their rights. They offer aggressive defense and fight to help individuals clear their records of false contentions. Let the Harris brothers protect your rights against claims of prostitution or solicitation.
Committing Prostitution, Solicitation, and Related Crimes in Texas
Texas has very specific laws prohibiting prostitution and the solicitation of prostitution. According to the Texas Penal Code, an individual commits this offense if he or she knowingly engages in any type of sexual conduct for a fee. Individuals can receive charges for prostitution by simply agreeing or offering sexual activity for payment. If an individual solicits another for sexual activity in a public place for a fee, this is also a crime.
Promoting and compelling prostitution are similar criminal offenses that are indirectly involved with the actual act of prostitution. If an individual receives money or property as payment for prostitution or solicits another to engage in the act, the state may accuse this person of the promotion of prostitution. Compelling another individual by force, threat or fraud to commit prostitution is also illegal. Serious legal punishment often accompanies these crimes.