Warren Sapp, the 42-year-old Hall of Fame defensive tackle, who was covering the Super Bowl for NFL Network, was arrested early Monday at a hotel in Phoenix for soliciting a prostitute — around 7 a.m., according to TMZ.
In addition to solicitation, Sapp also was arrested for assault. One of the prostitutes called the police and said her colleague got into a fight with Sapp over money, according to Buzzfeed. The Phoenix Police Department said that the fight spilled into the hallway of the hotel. According to the report, Sapp admitted to hiring the prostitutes, but denied the assault allegations.
I have four words for him to always remember in his defense. "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" and call your lawyer, I guess this guy has never heard of Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Who argues with a prostitute over money unless he's having money problems and possibly even LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT, (Wink wink) but wait, do prostitutes accept credit cards? Actually yes they do...thank you Square! I think many would agree that if he handled his finances a little better, just maybe he'd have a better credit score and not need to allegedly hire a woman of the night....presumably. Am I close ladies? For those of you who may have gotten lost, no Miranda vs. Arizona has nothing to do with the right to argue with a prostitute! And to borrow a part of a phrase I recently found useful at a seminar "Let me ask you this..." was either of the prostitutes charged, or does the media not care that it takes two parties in order for one to be charged, unless the other is an undercover officer, which is not the case in this scenario.
Anyway, in case you're wondering, I've done a bit of research for you to help you understand the seriousness of the situation.
The City of Phoenix City Code criminalizes Solicitation of Prostitution, in § 23-52. Typically, this occurs when the defendant allegedly offers money or something of value in order for another person to engage in a sex act with them. Almost every individual city in Arizona has their own municipal code outlawing Solicitation of Prostitution, and they all typically involve the same elements, and usually carry similar punishments.
What is Solicitation of Prostitution? Well, per the City of Phoenix Code, Solicitation of Prostitution is a class one (1) misdemeanor offense. A first Solicitation of Prostitution violation results in a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) days in jail, with a maximum of six (6) months in jail. In addition, a $2500.00 fine can be imposed along with an 84% surcharge, and up to three (3) years of probation (which can include classes and counseling).
If a person has one (1) allegeable historical prior Solicitation of Prostitution conviction, then the mandatory minimum is thirty (30) days under the City of Phoenix City Code. If a person has two (2) allegeable historical prior Solicitation convictions, then the mandatory minimum is sixty (60) days in jail. If a person has three or more (3) allegeable historical prior Solicitation convictions, then the mandatory minimum is six (6) months in jail.
Each individual city has a municipal code which requires its own amount of jail time, however, usually all classify Solicitation of Prostitution as a class one (1) misdemeanor, which means that the punishment range could be anywhere from probation with zero (0) days in jail, up to six (6) months in jail. In addition, the cities can impose a fine up to $2500.00, plus a surcharge. Some cities even go so far as to publish a defendant’s name and photo in the local newspaper upon conviction.
Moral of me writing this article is two fold, Guys and Gals, "You have the right to remain silent" etc. and More specifically, Guys, don't be a SAPP and work on your credit! SOOOOO......I'd like to invite you to a FREE overview on how to restore your Credit Score!
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