PHOENIX – A transgender woman says she was targeted unconstitutionally and wants her conviction overturned.
Monica Renee Jones was prosecuted on a law related to prostitution.
Jones had so many supporters in court Monday that it was standing room only in the tiny courtroom. People came because they want to see her conviction overturned and also because they want to see this law taken off the books.
“This is my opportunity to fight for all those people that were convicted, wrongfully convicted, underneath this law,” Jones said.
One of the people Jones is fighting for is herself.
“I’m just not one of those girls that’s going to take it lying down,” Jones said. “I’m going to fight back.”
In April, Jones was convicted for exposing herself to an undercover police officer and then asking him if he’s a cop.
“I’m very flirty,” Jones said. “I flirt with everyone.”
Jones was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
“This law makes asking someone if they’re a cop a crime,” Jones said. “You can only imagine who else can be targeted by this.”