Misdemeanor prostitution charges can easily turn into felonies

First time offenses for prostitution or soliciting a prostitute are usually misdemeanors. If the prostitute was a child, a human trafficking victim, or the charges are pimping/pandering, it is easily a severe felony. But lets discuss simple adult prostitution charges.

These misdemeanors can very easily turn into a felony. In a large number of states, cities, and local areas, a few misdemeanor prostitution charges become a felony. Sometimes it could be any misdemeanor, like public drunkenness or disorderly conduct, along with prostitution that add up to a felony. Even if it doesn’t add up to an official felony in your local area, multiple misdemeanors are just as bad as a felony. Cumulative jail times, fines, and legal fees are just as bad as a felony. Employers not only exclude felony records for employment, but any bad record, like a single misdemeanor, an arrest record, or significant time spent in jail, is sufficient grounds to fire or not hire an employee.

Here are real and current examples where misdemeanor prostitution charges can easily turn into felonies.

 

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Asheville woman faces felony prostitution charge

In Ashville, North Carolina, Marian Celilia Little, 51, was charged with felony solicitation of prostitution for a second or subsequent offense. North Carolina has a new state law where the second prostitution charge, including solicitation of prostitution, becomes a felony.

 

Texas state law: Third prostitution charge (including solicitation) is a felony

Prostitution and patronizing are class B misdemeanors. Penalties include a fine of up to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both.

It is a Class A misdemeanor if you have been convicted for the same type of offense on one or two previous occasions. Penalties include a fine of up to $4,000, up to one year in jail, or both.

It is a state jail felony if you have been convicted three or more times. Penalties include a fine of up to $10,000, at least 180 days in jail (and up to two years in prison), or both.

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