The criminal and collateral consequences of an indecent exposure conviction can be severe. You could be sentenced to jail time, labor-intensive community service, fines, and sex offender treatment. Also, because indecent exposure is viewed as a sex crime, a conviction could cause you great difficulty in finding employment and housing.
If you are facing an indecent exposure charge it is essential that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record in winning indecent exposure cases. Jeff Dean has that record, and he is known as one of the most successful and respected attorneys in this area of the law. He has won not guilty verdicts and dismissals of indecent exposure charges for his clients in numerous cases throughout Minnesota.
In your case, Jeff will identify the best strategy and he will fight to win. He may show that you did not act with the specific intent to be lewd, that you were entrapped, or that you were wrongly identified.
You are presumed innocent under the law. Do not go to court without an experienced lawyer. Many people have pleaded guilty to indecent exposure just because they thought a misdemeanor was “no big deal” and wanted to put the case behind them, only to find out for years to come that they cannot get a job because of the conviction.
An indecent exposure charge is a serious matter. To protect your future, call Jeff Dean today: (612) 305-4360
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Indecent Exposure Information
Indecent exposure is the act of engaging in indecent behavior while in the presence of other individuals or in a public place. Acts of indecent exposure could be anything from engaging in sexual relations on public property to exposing oneself with the intent to be lewd.
Of course, all indecent exposure arrests vary from one another. In numerous cases, you may face another serious criminal offense apart from the indecent exposure arrest.
Minnesota Statute §617.23 states that indecent exposure occurs when there is any of the following:
- Willfully and lewdly exposing the person’s body or private parts
- Procuring another to expose private parts
- Engaging in any open or gross lewdness, or any other form of public indecency
Among the factors that may be taken into consideration are the offender’s previous criminal history, the offender’s intentions, who else was involved in the crime, where and when the offense took place, and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved.
In certain situations, indecent exposure may be charged as either a gross misdemeanor or a felony if the act is performed in the presence of a minor, or if the individual has previously been convicted for indecent exposure.
Call Jeff Dean today at (612) 305-4360 to protect yourself against these charges.