Minnesota Indecent Exposure Lawyer & Attorney
Indecent exposure is very serious and it is considered a sexual-based crime because it involves a person exposing themselves in a public place. Acts of indecent exposure include taking off clothes out in public, engaging in sexual relations in a public place, and even urinating in public. If you are arrested for indecent exposure, it is imperative to take the arrest seriously and seek the assistance of an experienced Minnesota criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and your future.
Skilled Representation Protecting Your Rights
Every case of indecent exposure is different. Sometimes there can be another charge in addition to the indecent exposure charge and sometimes there isn’t. If there is, the consequences will be harsher. Despite the validity of any charges, your attorney will fight for your rights so you can have the best outcome in your case. The prosecution is going to look at such elements as:
- Previous criminal offenses
- Where the criminal offense took place (near a school or park)
- Who was involved in the crime (children, adults, etc.)
- The intentions of the defendant
- Whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident
Using The Facts To Help Your Case
Indecent exposure is much different than public nudity. There are some areas where public nudity is perfectly acceptable. Breastfeeding, for instance, is perfectly fine in public, but urinating in a park is not. Many people are confused about indecent exposure laws because of these two facts.
If you have been arrested for indecent exposure it is best to remain quiet and calm. You do not have to admit that you did anything or try to convince the arresting officer that you didn’t do it. You could have the most convincing rebuttal to the charge, but the officer is still going to carry through with the arrest. Keep in mind that the arrest is not a conviction and that you can hire a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer who can help you. Through your attorney, you will be given a chance to tell your side of the story. This is so every step can be taken to avoid a prison sentence of up to 5 years and fines of up to $1,000. There is also the fact that a conviction follows you around on your criminal record and this can interfere with the financial and social aspects of your life. The good news is that it is possible to avoid as many of the consequences as possible.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney
Indecent exposure may not seem like a significant crime, but it is considered a sex crime. How serious the charges are depends on where the act allegedly took place and the act itself. If you have been charged with indecent exposure, it is very important that you are able to defend yourself against the charges and defend your rights. To learn more about what the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC can do for you in your case, call 612-332-3100 for a free consultation.