Hi, I was recently caught in a sting in the city of Detroit Michigan. The prostitute/bait was NOT in my vehicle. I passed her $5 and told her to watch from outside. She took the money and walked away and I drove off. Then I got pulled over a few blocks away and put in the back of a cop car. There was some lady who asked me a bunch of questions about exactly what happened. The officers told me they would take me to jail if I didn't answer correctly. Then I had to initial my own statements on her paper. They did read me my rights before this though. They towed the car and wrote me a ticket and let me go. I have a court date soon for an arraignment. I have no felonies nor prior convictions for anything, although I was also involved in something like this six years ago. That particular case was "dismissed" for some reason in court and nothing happened. I have a wife and child and am the sole breadwinner for our family. Can I go to jail for this? I am a scrawny IT guy and would not stand a chance in hell of going to prison. My wife knows about this all and is understandably very upset. I have recently been laid off (from full time to temporary-contract when they need me) so we are doing horribly on finances and cannot afford a lawyer. What advice can you give me please? Is it possible to request not going on my record and instead doing community service? My wife is making me go to counseling which I am doing so that I won't do those things again.