However, if the offense is committed in the presence of a child under the age of 18, or if the defendant has a prior conviction for indecent exposure, the offense is elevated to a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.
If convicted, a person may also be required to register as a sex offender, which can have long-lasting consequences on their personal and professional life.
Our team of attorneys are experienced in this matter and can help someone facing this charge in a number of ways. First, we can provide guidance on how to respond to law enforcement during the investigation. It is important to remember that anything you say to the police can be used against you in court.
We can also help gather evidence and build a defense strategy to potentially get the charges reduced or dismissed. For example, the attorneys may be able to argue that the client did not intentionally expose themselves, or that the exposure did not occur in a public place.
Ultimately, the best way to protect your rights and your future if you are facing an indecent exposure charge is to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Barbieri Law Firm, our team of legal professionals has the knowledge and experience to help clients navigate the criminal justice system and fight for the best possible outcome. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.