Caught with a Prostitute: You May Sit in Jail for 6 Months

September 3, 2014

When most people think of prostitution, they only associate criminal penalties with the call girl or hooker, when there are actually multiple people involved in the act. One such person is the client or “john”, who can also face criminal penalties for soliciting another person to perform sexual conduct in exchange for something of value. In Texas, this is considered a Class B misdemeanor in most cases, with penalties that include:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Probation

Some individuals may also be required to register as a sex offender. Other times, advocacy groups will simply circulate a defendant’s picture on the Internet to serve as a deterrent for others who are considering visiting a prostitute.