Originally Posted by Fildo
This is great advise. As an attorney in a different state, I can tell you that LE would not be satisfied with that communication and would certainly try to instigate more information from you (either as hobbyist or provider). LE usually wants to set up an easy prosecution and there are enough idiots who will serve the elements of the crime up on a platter as to not waste their time on such discrete correspondence. If the other party to the conversation is pushing for more information, that alone should be a major red flag and reason to bail on the conversation.
Amen to that (except maybe the "great advice" part -- haha.).
When I write about dangerous communications, I'm mainly referring to you bad girls. If you're desperate, or greedy, or high, you get careless. I don't mean that as a knock -- I'm just stating the truth based on decades of experience and hundreds of cases. If I took all the police offense reports I've read where a provider was careless in communicating and made a stack, the stack would be taller than me. And I'm not talking about John Law being sneaky or subtle. I'm talking about him coming right out and asking something like, "How much extra for Greek?," and the provider answering with a dollar figure. If you do that, you've committed the offense of prostitution under Texas law, although no money has changed hands and no sexual conduct has occurred.
If you're a provider and you're reading this and thinking, I'd never do that
, rethink your SOP. The jails are full of providers who thought they were too smart to be ensnared in the simplest of traps. If the "hobbyist" tries to turn the conversation to money or sex acts, you must have the discipline to punt and move on to the next target.
I love you all and I don't want your fine asses sitting in cells.