Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution in Texas
The general Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution Law and full text can be found in section 43.04 of the Texas Penal Code.
Aggravated promotion of prostitution is knowingly owning, investing in, financing, controlling, supervising, or managing a prostitution enterprise that uses 2 or more prostitutes. This type of charge is a 2nd Degree Felony. A conviction on a 2nd Degree Felony carries a range of punishment from 2-20 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.
The charge will be upgraded to a 1st Degree Felony if the enterprise uses a prostitute that is under the age of 18 (whether they knew or not). A conviction on a 1st Degree Felony carries a range of punishment from 5-99 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.
What do I do if I am Charged with Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution?
Call me right away if you are charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution. Aggravated promotion of prostitution is an extremely serious can that can ruin your life. You need someone that is experienced, and someone that is ready and willing to step in and fight for you.
You should not talk to anyone but your lawyer about the case. I will do the talking for you. I will also be in charge of investigating the case. Many times these charges are the result of an undercover sting operation. I will request all the evidence that is planning to be used against you, and I will do everything I can to make sure you get a fair shake. As I said before, aggravated promotion of prostitution is a very serious crime. No one in that court room is going to be on your side other than your lawyer, so you need someone you trust.