Arrested for Prostitution or Pimping in Austin?
Contact Defense Attorney Jackson F. Gorski for Help
Prostitution, promotion of prostitution, and solicitation of prostitution are heavily enforced criminal offenses which has led to many people, both guilty and innocent, being arrested and charged with the crime in the Austin area.
Although the offense is said to be one of the world’s oldest professions, if you agree to sex in exchange for money and are arrested, you’ll be prosecuted for the crime in a Travis County courtroom.
The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski is a full-service Austin criminal law firm focused on defending people accused of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. If you’re facing criminal charges for prostitution in Austin, or have a loved one who is, call Attorney Jackson F. Gorski immediately.
To schedule your 100% confidential consultation with Attorney Jackson F. Gorski, call 512-960-4646 or click here to send your message to the law firm using our contact page. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski offers affordable Travis County jail release services, flexible payment plans and affordable legal fees.
Prostitution & Texas Law
If a man or woman offers sexual services for a fee, this is a crime in the state of Texas and grounds for prosecution. This also applies to people who solicit a person for sex in a public place with the offer of money.
People can also be charged if they’re supporting acts of prostitution, endorsing acts of prostitution or investing in acts related to prostitution. People traffic children and force them into prostitution can be charged with this crime and will face the harshest penalties if they’re found guilty in the court of law.
Offenders will receive a harsher sentence if they forced a minor under the age of 14 into prostitution. This type of activity is treated as aggravated sexual assault and is prosecuted like a rape charge.
A person convicted of prostitution for the first time will face up to 6 months Travis County jail time and a fine up to $2000.00. Habitual offenders will face enhanced charges, which usually results in a Class A Misdemeanor case. If convicted, a Travis County jail sentence of up to 1 year could be sentenced in addition to a fine that’s not to exceed $4,000.00.
People convicted at least 3 times will have their case classified as a State Jail Felony. State Jail Felony convictions carry a state jail sentence of up to 2 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00.
Third Degree Felony criminal classification will apply to defendants found guilty of soliciting children between the ages of 14 and 18. If a person is convicted of this charge, the offense carries a 2-to-10 year prison sentence with a fine of up to $10,000.00.
If the minor is under the age of 14, the charge is classified as a 2nd Degree Felony which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and that ten thousand dollar fine.
Pimps, traffickers and people who support prostitution as an enterprise can receive anywhere from 1 year up to 20 years for their crime. More serious offenses can receive up to 99 years.
Pimping is classified as a Class B Misdemeanor and can be upgraded to a Class A Misdemeanor if the person was convicted of the offense at least 3 times.
Compelling prostitution is a 2nd Degree Felony which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and fine of up to $10,000.00.
Accused of Prostitution in Austin?
Call Attorney Jackson F. Gorski at 512-960-4646
Travis County courts are tough for offenders charged with prostitution related offenses. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski understands that just because a person is charged with a crime doesn’t mean they’re guilty. In fact, our legal system is predicated on that notion.
Contact The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski today to schedule a consultation about your prostitution related criminal charge. Regardless of the particulars of the incident, there’s a defense for you. Even if you’re guilty as charged, it doesn’t guarantee nor should it imply that you are convictable or that Travis County prosecutors have a good case against you.
Call 512-960-4646 to schedule your meeting or to discuss your situation with Attorney Jackson F. Gorski. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski offers affordable legal fees, cheap jail release services, and stellar legal representation.