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Prostitution Lawyer Houston

Prostitution Defense Lawyer | 38 Years of Experience

Make no mistake about the criminal justice system in Harris County, it matters who you hire as your lawyer, particularly in prostitution cases. A prostitution charge can severely slander a reputation. The damage is hard to repair and may include public shaming via news articles, social media and other gossip. It is important to consult an experienced prostitution defense lawyer in order to maintain your reputation. With over 38 years of experience, Houston prostitution lawyer John P. Keirnan is a wise choice to help fight your case.

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Very few defense attorneys in the Houston area can match the experience of attorney John Keirnan. His loyal clients reap the benefits every day.

Attorney John P. "Casey" Keirnan was awarded Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by his colleagues in the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

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Prostitution Stings in Houston

Prostitution Charges are almost always the result of a sting operation by law enforcement. In the past few years, there have been numerous prostitution stings resulting in hundreds of arrests. In February 2017, Houston law enforcement arrested 103 men as part of a nationwide operation. Houston had the most arrests of any city involved in the prostitution sting, in which undercover female officers set up rendezvous with unsuspecting men through online ads.

These giant prostitution stings often become like traps to seduce not only men intending to engage in prostitution, but also those men who are unintentionally seduced by these undercover officers. In these cases, an errand to the grocery store can quickly devolve into an arrest and a lifetime of regret, all because of a momentary lapse in judgment.

Prostitution Charges in Houston

Similar to other types of sex crimes in Houston, the undercover sting operations described above are targeted at men. Other sting operations target women suspected to be involved in human trafficking. Mercer & Keirnan criminal defense attorneys have represented both men and women facing the following prostitution charges in Houston:

  • Prostitution

  • Solicitation of Prostitution

  • Promoting Prostitution

  • Sex Trafficking and other Sex Crimes

  • Prostitution-2nd Offense

  • Prostitution-3rd Offense

  • Prostitution-4th Offense or greater

  • Public Lewdness

  • Public Indecency

  • Indecent Exposure

  • Prostitution-2nd Offense

  • Prostitution-3rd Offense and greater

Definition of Prostitution

Penalties and Punishment for Prostitution Charges

The penalty and punishment range for prostitution offenses is as follows:

Prostitution becomes a 2nd degree felony if the actor with whom the accused engages in sexual conduct with:

  1.  is under 18 years of age;

  2. represented to the actor as being under 18 years of age; or

  3. believed by the actor to be under 18 years of age.


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 In addition to Harris County, we also serve:

  • Harris County

  • Fort Bend County

  • Montgomery County

  • Galveston County

  • Brazoria County

Why Hire Mercer & Keirnan

  • Over 38 Years of Criminal Defense Experience in Houston

  • 2014 Lawyer of the Year (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)

  • Recognized In the News nationwide as a renowned criminal defense attorney

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