Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys For Indecent Exposure
A silly action performed as a lark – such as mooning someone at a sporting event or urinating in an alley after drinking – can result in criminal charges for indecent exposure.
At The Law Office of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC, our job is to protect your reputation and your future if you are accused of indecent exposure. Our Maryland indecent exposure lawyers defend people in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis, Bel Air, and all throughout Maryland. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is Indecent Exposure?
In Maryland law. Indecent exposure is defined as exposing one’s genitals or other private parts (such as breasts or buttocks) in a public place where others are present and may witness the act. Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to three years in state prison and/or a fine up to $1000.
Certain aggravating circumstances, such as the presence of young children, can result in far more consequences (indecent exposure for a minor/child), including the requirement to register as a sex offender. Any conviction would result in a permanent criminal record that could affect your prospects for future employment.
A Lawyer For Your Indecent Exposure Case In Maryland
It is extremely important that you have an experienced trial lawyer who can help you prepare a defense against this type of charge if needed. Preparation could include:
- Psychological and clinical evaluations that put a state attorney or judge at ease and show that you are not in fact someone who should be punished
- Private polygraph testing
- sex evaluation and other evaluation
- Forensic evidence
You have to understand that a simple unintentional act that was not intended to harm may be perceived by the state’s attorney’s office or U.S. attorney’s office as a crime and may result in jail time. A conviction would remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life.