Actress Daniele Watts Questioned for Prostitution Charges
According to reports, the actress was handcuffed and detained by the police after she was seen kissing and showing affection to her husband on the street. The police handcuffed her and detained her. She refused to provide identification, so they kept her in their car until they could identify her. It's difficult to be handcuffed – the young actress suffered a cut wrist from the handcuffs. She was obviously upset by the treatment she received, as was her husband. Even though she wasn't officially arrested, the incident was an unpleasant one for the actress. But, how could the police make the assumption she was a prostitute? Let's look at the Prostitute statute in Colorado for clues.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”75%”]The woman was kissing her husband – not offering her services as a prostitute.[/pullquote]
What is Prostitution in Colorado?
In Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Pueblo County, Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-201, is charged whenever a person offers, agrees, or performs any sexual act with any person (not their spouse) in exchange for money or any other thing of value. So, if the police spot a person on the side of the road who appears to be “offering” to perform sexual acts to people in exchange for money, they may arrest them under suspicion of Prostitution.
Police Make Mistakes: Which is Why You Need a Lawyer
As in the case of Daniele Watts, the police make mistakes. They thought the actress was offering her services as a prostitute to a man on the street – but in reality, she was just displaying an act of public affection in public. Thankfully, once she was identified, the police didn't officially arrest the actress. But, other people aren't always so lucky. Often, the police don't want to admit they made an assumption or a mistake, so they go ahead and arrest someone. And, District Attorneys further compound the problem by taking cases to trial without any evidence. This is why you need an exceptional criminal defense lawyer by your side in the courtroom. You need to ensure that your side of the story will be told, whether it be in defense of offering Prostitution, or for Solicitation of a Prostitute – C.R.S. 18-7-202. Either way, you need an attorney in the courtroom advocating on your behalf so you get the best possible outcome in your case.Request a Free Consultation