My question involves criminal law for the state of: West Virginia
At night last week, i was getting in my car to drive home after getting groceries and some chick comes outa nowhere asks for a ride, says her brother owes her some cash and she'll give me 5bucks for gas , so i'm like whatever. We drive a few blocks, she gets out and seems to be talking to someone, gets back in and says her brother is not there and we gotta go to the 7-11 a few blocks away so we go there, of course her brother is not there either,
so no gas money for my time, i say fine whatever i'll drop you back off at the grocery store where i meet her, its only a few 4-5 blocks away and its on my way back to where i'm staying, as we start drive she starts toughing my hair and asking if i got any money, i ask "why?" then she SOLICITS me saying she'll suck my dick for $10, i shoot her down and say, we're almost back to the grocery store yo can get out there.
I drive her back to the grocery store and as i'm pulling over to the side of the road to let her out, a cop throws his lights on.
We go throw the normal song and dance of license and registration andsays he's been folliw me since seeing me pull into the 7-11. He tells her to get out, uses her first name, appearently shes a well known prostitute in the area and I tell them i now know that cause she had just solicited me. when they questioned her this whore lies and says I solicited HER, so these pigs write us BOTH a ticket for solicitation, and then let me go on my way. No arrest, just a ticket which is written out on one of those standard traffic ticket forms.
Its just a misdemeanor but i think its absolutely rediculous i'm getting ticketed for this based on the word of a supposedly WELL KNOWN prostitute. I'm from illinois visiting a friend in West Virginia so it sucks i have to deal with being in court on Dec 16th when i live almost 600miles away.
Any suggestions on what to do. Obviously i'm gonna go to court and plead not guilty. But is there anything else i can do? What are the odds this charge will stick? Any and All help is greatly appreciated. If i posted this in the wrong section, mods feel free to move it to the appropriate section.