Strategic Criminal Defense Representation Against Indecent Exposure Charges
If you have been charged with indecent exposure or enticement, you know how severe the penalties are. It is essential for your attorney to be well-versed in the law. It is also essential to work with a defense attorney who has experience handling this type of case with discretion. In cases involving indecent exposure or enticement, it is paramount that your attorney does not add to the public scrutiny you will likely endure as you face these charges.
The Unexpected Consequences Of A Conviction
In addition to criminal penalties that may include expensive fines, registration as a sex offender and even incarceration, you may face unexpected penalties in your private life. There are implications outside of the criminal penalties to address. The social stigma, for example, can permanently damage your reputation in your career and your private life.
Anyone would be anxious when facing indecent exposure or enticement charges. I understand the anxieties you are facing, and I can help. I provide strategic, aggressive criminal defense solutions with discretion and respect for your public reputation.
Contesting Common Sex-Related Crimes
With over 45 years of legal experience, I can help you minimize the damage that these charges can do to your life. At David M. Lurie, I defend clients against charges that include indecent exposure and enticement. From my Kansas City office, I represent clients throughout Missouri and Kansas, accused of sex crimes such as:
- Indecent exposure: Indecent exposure cases can include exposing yourself in a park or any public place where there is even a remote chance another person might see you.
- Urinating in public: Public urination cases can also include indecent exposure charges. I can work to ensure this charge does not stay on your record.
- Sex in public: Sex in a public place can include a motor vehicle, a park, or any open or public area where there is even a remote chance another person might see you.
- Public nudity: Public nudity can include “streaking” or exposing your genitals, or breasts for females, in a park or any public place where there is even a remote chance another person might see you.
- Cyber indecent exposure: With the growing popularity of the webcam, undercover police have begun trolling chat rooms looking for sex crimes. If you expose yourself to a minor; have sexually explicit conversations with a minor, over the internet; or download, watch or view child pornography, you could be facing sexual misconduct.
Depending on the state and situation, indecent exposure charges can be very serious and have long-lasting negative consequences. These should never be taken lightly. If found guilty of a felony, you may be facing 13 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines even if you have no prior criminal history. Penalties are also severe for solicitation convictions.
Keeping Sex-Related Crimes From Remaining On Your Permanent Record
You do not want a sex-related crime on your permanent record if you can avoid it. For some, keeping lascivious conduct or indecent exposure crime off the record is as important as avoiding jail time and other criminal penalties. Keeping your charges as private as possible and creating a strong, effective defense against these charges is the best way to protect your career, your family and your reputation in your community.
Fortunately, in some circumstances, there are ways to prevent this crime from showing up on your permanent record. Indecent exposure is a crime that often involves impulsive behavior, inspired by the loss of inhibition that comes with excessive alcohol use. Many charges involving indecent exposure, enticement or lascivious acts are defensible, and it is possible to get a diversion in some instances.
The Skilled Defense You Need
Do not underestimate the severity of your charges, and do not leave your future to chance. I offer a free consultation so you can talk with an experienced Missouri lawyer about your specific situation. Call my Kansas City office at 816-221-5900, call my Lee’s Summit office at 816-525-1500 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation with me. Take the first step in protecting your future.