While indecent exposure charges may not seem as serious as other sex crime offenses, it is still crucial to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you are accused of or arrested for indecent exposure or public urination. At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys work to defend clients in all misdemeanor and felony cases, and we understand that any sex crime case requires a comprehensive criminal defense strategy. Contact our skilled and experienced indecent exposure attorneys now if you are facing sex crime charges and fight back against serious criminal penalties.
Should I Be Worried About Indecent Exposure and Public Urination, They Seem Like Harmless Crimes?
If you are convicted of indecent exposure or urinating in public in Michigan, you could face both jail time and fines, and even be registered as a sex offender, which could drastically change your life. Work with an attorney and ensure you take the charges you are facing extremely seriously. Our lawyers will help you understand the details of your case, and ensure you properly protect your rights throughout every stage of your fight for justice.
Indecent Exposure Criminal Charge in Michigan
According to the Michigan Penal Code, a person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person, or of another person. Indecent exposure can include any lewd exposure, however additional penalties apply if a person is accused of fondling his or her pubic area, genitals, buttocks, or if female, breasts. If the person already has a sex crime on record, they could face significantly a enhanced sentence.
Grabel & Associates aggressively defends clients facing sex offense charges in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. Our attorneys have worked with clients statewide to fight against wrongful conviction and excessive punishment. What might seem to be a small mistake, joke, or unintended action could result in serious punishment, and our lawyers will help you combat criminal charges throughout investigation and potential trial.
If charged with indecent exposure, you will face misdemeanor conviction and could be sentenced to up to a year in prison, along with a fine of as much as $1,000. If you are accused of fondling an indecent body part, you could be sentenced to up to 2 years in jail and fines of as much as $2,000. Anyone who has a record of being sexually delinquent will face indefinite imprisonment, which could last anywhere from one day to life.
Public Urination Criminal Charge in Michigan
While the Michigan Penal Code does not specify public urination as a criminal offense, local laws prohibit public urination and officers as well as prosecutors will try to convict offenders. Typically, public urination offenders face jail time of up to 90 days and fines under $1,000 on average, but could still face sex offender registration and other serious punishment. Public urination charges could also result in indecent exposure charges, and up to a year in jail along with a fine of up to $1,000 depending on the specific details of the case, so it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as you are accused of urinating in a public area.Sex Registration for Public Urination and Indecent Exposure Charges
In any sex crime case, sex offender registration is a possibility, especially if you have past convictions on record. If convicted of indecent exposure or public urination, you could face registration on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, which will inhibit your ability to get a job, live wherever you want, and obtain a loan, along with other negative effects. If you fail to obtain a capable attorney who can defend you in your misdemeanor sex crime case, your life could be drastically changed.
Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 for sex crime clients and can immediately begin working on your case, contact our lawyers now for representation in your misdemeanor case.Our Approach to Sex Crime Cases
Our attorneys will look at every detail of your case and help you establish legal goals that can be reached with an individualized defense strategy. We know how a sex crime conviction could change your life and will work to help you understand the laws and legal issues affecting your case.
Grabel & Associates will fight to help you achieve an acquittal, case dismissal, or reduced charge, and our lawyers will do everything they can to help you achieve the best possible result in your case. We are recognized as a top-notch Michigan firm because we consistently help clients overcome tough allegations.Contact Scott Grabel for Michigan Criminal Defense
Call our sex crime defense firm at 1-800-883-2138 now for a free initial phone consultation, or contact us online. Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our team will help you properly protect yourself from jail time, fines, and sex offender registration.