Admitting to prostitution is enough to be arrested, but it really depends on exactly what you told them.
What exactly did you tell them?
I jut told them that the room was in my name and I gave her the key and I left. They were investigating someone stealing a wallet. That is it
They did ask me if I knew her name and ad and I did showed them the ad on backpage.
So, you never told them you agreed to exchange money for sex, correct?
I ask because being an escort, itself, is not illegal. Prostitution is.
that is correct, my exact words "I did get the room for an escort"
...but they are not necessarily the same.
and I gave her the keys. She left and I left after her and she came back later.
Absent some other evidence, that is not enough to cause an arrest and certainly not enough for a conviction.
even if they get the girl to testify against me?
Well, that would be some "other evidence," but for her to testify against you, she would have to admit to being a prostitute, which would get her arrested.
I dont know if she will but they are looking for her for stealing the wallet. Ok I think I will get an attorney just in case.
The officers told me that I might get a call from the detectives, should I talk to them?
While it is never a bad idea to hire a lawyer if you think there is potential criminal liability, but at this point, there isn't much need for one.
No, you should not talk to them.
if they come to my house dont let them in either? or just tell them that they have to talk to my attorney?
If the police contact you, in a very respectful tone, say this:
"Sir, I've never been questioned by the police before and, to be honest, I'm nervous I may say the wrong thing. Just to be safe, I'd like to speak to my lawyer before I speak to you."
ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX very helpful. Dont close the chat I want to write it down.
they did say that I could be charged as a assesory for giving the key to the escort, is that true? sorry I forgot this
OK. I would recommend that you wait until the police contact you before you hire a lawyer. There is a fairly good chance the police are not going to pursue the case against you, but, of course, it is impossible to say for certain.
If you gave her the key with knowledge that she was going to commit a crime, yes.
no I did not know she was going to steal a wallet. Thank You
If you did not know she was going to steal a wallet, you did not commit a crime.
ok thank you
Can I help you with anything else?
nope that is all the questions I have. Now I just have to wait and see what develops.
I am seeking help for this, I am not proud of myself.4
I understand. If you have any questions in the future, you can direct them to me by putting "this question is for TexLawyer" in the title.
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ok do I just close the window? or click on save and exit?
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