San Antonio Prostitution Defense Attorneys
Standing Up for Your Constitutional Rights
Being arrested for prostitution can be a frightening and often intimidating experience. Having trusted legal counsel can alleviate some of the fear and anxiety you are feeling. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we strive to help all of our clients navigate the criminal justice system while we work to seek favorable results.
Contact us for a free consultation at (210) 960-9557 today.
What Are Prostitution Offenses?
Overall, prostitution laws tend to be vaguely defined. Thus, actions or behavior you may believe to be legal can be included in what the courts consider to be prostitution.
Texas generally defines prostitution as:
- Providing sexual conduct for pay
- Paying for sexual conduct
- Solicitation of sexual conduct
At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we often hear the common misconception that entrapping an individual into engaging in prostitution is unlawful. In the majority of such cases, however, using entrapment as a defense is unworkable. This is because coercion is required as a factor in entrapment. Only if the accused was induced to engage in prostitution when they had no intention of doing so would entrapment apply. If you believe entrapment as a defense applies to your case, you should consult with one of our qualified San Antonio prostitution defense lawyers.
Compelling prostitution means that you were involved in “pimping” for another without the use of force or coercion. This charge carries penalties that may include the mandatory registration as a sex offender and up to a 20-year prison sentence. When facing such a charge, it is vital that you seek legal advice from one of our criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. Our legal team is available to take your calls 24/7.
Why You Need a Prostitution Defense Attorney
At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we may be able to get your charges reduced or possibly dismissed. That would save you hefty fines – potentially thousands of dollars – and perhaps even jail time. Retaining the services of a qualified professional is the most important step you can take to protect your future. Our San Antonio prostitution defense lawyers can help you throughout the duration of your case.
What to Expect for a First-Time Prostitution Charge
Generally, on a first-offense prostitution charge, police will take you into custody, you will be arrested, and the judge will set a bond for your release or you will be released on your own recognizance. When a bond is set, you or a family member must arrange to pay it or hire a bail bondsman. Our knowledgeable attorneys can provide help with this by referring you to a reputable bonding agent so that you can be released from custody as soon as possible.
Our firm knows how overwhelming it can be to face prostitution charges. We urge you to put aside your fear or embarrassment in order to get the legal counsel you need at this critical time. We thoroughly understand the difficulty of your position and are here to stand by you and give you the legal support you need throughout the duration of your case.
Call our law offices today to arrange to speak to one of our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers at (210) 960-9557.
Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.- Michael
Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support- Andrew
They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.- Elmer Marqueiz
Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.- Manuel R.
Our client left 6 th Street at 2:00 AM after celebrating an anniversary and fell asleep at the wheel. He was arrested for DWI at 4:30 AM and blew a .138 on the breathalyzer. The Prosecutor was initially unwilling to negotiate, but we found favorable evidence on the dash cam video, which lead us to question the validity of our client’s consent to take a breathalyzer test.
No Charges Filed Sexual Assault Investigation
Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.
Motion to Suppress Granted; Case Dismissed DWI 2nd .209
Our client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 2nd Offense with a BAC of .209. The police pulled our client over for allegedly crossing over lane lines and causing another car to swerve out of the way. We challenged the legality of the police’s warrantless stop of our client with a Motion to Suppress Evidence and had a contested hearing wherein the Officer testified.
Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance
Our client picked up a prostitute and was later pulled over for failing to signal. The police let the woman go, but found cocaine in the car on the passenger side and charged our client with possession of a controlled substance.
Cases Rejected Pre-Indictment Three Counts of Aggravated Assault of a Deadly Weapon
Our client was sitting on his balcony when he saw his neighbors in the parking lot mistreating an animal. He told them to stop, and the threatened him. He went inside to retrieve his firearm, but he never threatened the neighbors back.