Austin Prostitution Lawyer Jason Trumpler

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Due to concerns about human trafficking, prostitution is being more aggressively prosecuted by County and District Attorney’s offices throughout Texas than ever before. The Travis County Attorney’s Office in particular has devoted specific time and resources into creating specialized prostitution classes, prosecution rules, and a specialized court known as the Phoenix Court. (For more information about the Phoenix Court click this link.)

Prostitution in Texas is governed by Penal Code Section 43.02 and it is defined as knowingly offering to engage in or agreeing to engage in sexual conduct for a fee, or soliciting another in a public place to engage with the actor person in sexual conduct for hire. It is an offense whether you are the person who receives the money or pays the money for the sexual services or whether you are the person soliciting the services or offering to hire someone to perform the services.

In general prostitution is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in county jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000. It is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to year in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000, if the person has been convicted one or two times prior for prostitution under this section. It is a state jail felony, punishable by 6 months to 2 years in the state jail and a $10,000 fine, if a person has three or more prior convictions under this statute. It is a third degree felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and a $10,000 fine, if the person solicited is younger than 18 but older than 14. It is a second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and a $10,000 fine, if the person solicited is younger than 14 years of age.

It is a defense if the person charged with the crime is a victim of human trafficking.

Why Hire Us?

Jason Trumpler is a former prosecutor with exceptional trial experience. Mr. Trumpler graduated magna cum laude from Whittier College in 1997, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in December 1999.

Before opening his own office, Mr. Trumpler was the Supervising Attorney of the Orange County, California Office of The Law Offices of Myles L. Berman, a firm that specializes in drunk driving defense. Prior to working for The Law Offices of Myles L. Berman, Mr. Trumpler spent three years working for the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

During his tenure with the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Trumpler handled thousands of criminal cases at both the pre-trial and trial stage. In addition, he trained law enforcement officers throughout Orange County. Mr. Trumpler also previously worked with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office as a Deputy District Attorney. In that capacity he also handled hundreds of cases.

Over his career, Mr. Trumpler has completed approximately 100 jury trials. Mr. Trumpler concentrates his practice in defending people accused of crimes throughout Central Texas.

Mr. Trumpler has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas (Bar # 24053913) since 2006 and the State of California (Bar # 210564) since 2000. In 2005, Mr. Trumpler was admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Trumpler was admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, and the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Trumpler is or has been a member of the Austin Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, the National College for DUI Defense, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association.

Additionally, Mr. Trumpler is a proud veteran of the United States Army. He received his Honorable Discharge in April of 2003. He served his country from 1996 to 1997 as a peace keeper in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Bosnia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his four sons, reading, and traveling.

The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler represents people charged with prostitution in Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Hays, Bell, Bastrop, Burnet, Comal, Lee, and Coryell counties.

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