Indecent exposure is a more serious criminal charge than many people may think. Although it’s only classified as a misdemeanor, being convicted can get you a fine or time in the county jail. But the worst part of it is that you may have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. There are Internet watch-dog sites that your neighbors can go to in order to find out if there are any registered sex offenders living in the neighborhood, so even if you are keeping a low profile, chances are someone down the street with kids will eventually find out.
However, if it’s your first offense, this does not necessarily need to happen. Retaining the services of an experienced and aggressive attorney who knows how to plea bargain effective can often result in pleading to a lesser charge, helping you avoid time in jail and having to register as a sex offender everywhere you move.
There are a number of available defenses for indecent exposure, including: viewer’s consent, lack of sexual motivation, and lack of intent to expose third parties. A good criminal defense lawyer will pick the best applicable defense and help you avoid incarceration, and instead suggest to the court a lesser penalty, such as fines, probation, community service.
If you are in need to an attorney to defend you against a Wood Indecent Exposurecharge, call Attorney David B. Franks today for a free initial consultation. Mr. Franks, an experienced criminal defense attorney, will make sure your rights are protected, evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s case, and give you the best criminal defense available. Contact David Franks today at 877-854-7700 for a free initial consultation.