By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Texas Penal Code 43.02 governs prostitution and it states,
(a) A person commits an offense if he knowingly:
(1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct for a fee; or
(2) solicits another in a public place to engage with him in sexual conduct for hire.
(b) An offense is established under Subsection (a)(1) whether the actor is to receive or pay a fee. An offense is established under Subsection (a)(2) whether the actor solicits a person to hire him or offers to hire the person solicited.
Prostitution is a class b misdemeanor unless the person has two or more previous convictions for prostitution in which case it is a class a misdemeanor. It is a state jail felony if the person has been convicted three or more times.
Obviously the offense is considered the same by…
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