Houston Promotion of Prostitution Lawyer
Promotion Of Prostitution Attorney Defending the Houston Accused
An allegation of Promotion of Prostitution, otherwise known as “Pimping,” implies that a person is not directly engaging in the act of prostitution, but knowingly obtains money or other property, or makes an agreement to participate in the proceeds of prostitution. It can also be considered Promotion of Prostitution if a person solicits another to participate in sexual acts with someone else for compensation. In other words, typically, only the “Pimps” can be prosecuted for Promotion of Prostitution. If you have been accused or charged, there is no time to delay. Contact an experienced and compassionate Houston Promotion of Prostitution Lawyer today. Paul Darrow is a skilled defense attorney and can help you to protect your rights.
Pimping or Promotion of Prostitution is often viewed as similar to Human Trafficking, therefore it is a Felony offense to engage in Promotion of Prostitution versus engaging in Prostitution, which is only a Misdemeanor.
Promotion of Prostitution is not currently a reportable conviction under Texas sex offender laws, so you do not have to register as a sex offender simply because you are convicted of Promotion of Prostitution. At Darrow Law Firm, P.C., our Houston Promotion of Prostitution Lawyer offers free confidential initial consultations.
Penalties for Promotion of Prostitution
- A person accused of promoting prostitution can face up to 2 years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
- If previously convicted of the same offense, it can be enhanced to a Third Degree Felony with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
- If the charge involved someone younger than 18 years of age (regardless of knowledge of their age), then it is a Second Degree Felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution
The primary difference between Promotion of Prostitution and Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution is the number of prostitutes being used in the enterprise. Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution requires the use of two or more prostitutes in the enterprise. This is a separate offense, and not just an enhancement of Promotion of Prostitution.
A Texas conviction for Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution is punished as a Second Degree Felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution can also be punished as a First Degree Felony if the prostitution enterprise uses a prostitute that is under the age of 18 (regardless of whether you knew the prostitute’s age or the prostitute lied about her age). This is punished by 5-99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Contact a Houston Promotion of Prostitution Lawyer at Darrow Law Firm, P.C. Today to Get Started
If you have been charged with Promoting Prostitution, you need a knowledgeable attorney to fight for you. Paul Darrow’s experience, both as a former prosecutor, and now a skilled Houston Sex Offender Lawyer, makes him an essential member of your team. To learn more about your options call our office today at (713) 641-5300 to schedule a consultation.