Busting Myths About Prostitution
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 25-Aug-2014
Criminal defense lawyers often represent clients accused of sex crimes such as prostitution. Prostitution may be charged as either a state crime, such as soliciting, or a federal crime, such as transporting an individual for the purpose of prostitution. The laws regarding prostitution vary from state to state. In Texas, for example, an individual convicted of a third offense is facing a state jail felony. Despite the prevalence of prostitution, there are plenty of misconceptions about it. The stereotypes that applied in previous years are now outdated.
Myth: Prostitutes Are Only Visited for Sex
It seems counterintuitive, but quite often, men visit prostitutes for reasons other than sexual intercourse. In fact, according to a survey referenced by The Washington Post, about 40 percent of interactions between clients and high-end call girls do not involve sex. That figure drops to about 20 percent when low-end sex workers are involved. Instead, sex-free interactions between prostitutes and clients involve a form of talk therapy. The clients may simply desire a judgment-free conversation.
Myth: Most Prostitutes Are Forced into the Trade
For quite a long time, most prostitutes were forced into the sex trade. Many of them were abused as children. Individuals often became addicted to drugs and then became prostitutes as a means to pay for their addictions. However, in recent years, prostitution has become more of a conscious choice than a last resort. This is particularly true of high-end prostitutes, who are often educated women who become prostitutes to enjoy part-time, flexible work that pays well.
Myth: Prostitutes Are Mostly Found on Street Corners
Prostitutes were once found almost exclusively in back alleys and on street corners in red light districts. Now, however, they are primarily found online. Prostitutes and their clients are more likely to meet in bars or in hotels.
Criminal attorney Jeffrey Grass is a former judge advocate general (JAG) with more than two decades of experience in defending clients in court. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime such as prostitution, contact our criminal law firm in Plano or Dallas right away. You can reach the Law Offices Of Jeffrey C. Grass at .