Muskegon Indecent Exposure
When most people hear they are under investigation for indecent exposure, or are charged with lewd conduct, they assume it is a fairly light charge. After all, most cases of indecent exposure arise from harmless misunderstandings or simply not being aware of a particular law. The penalties for indecent exposure and lewd conduct, however, are extremely serious, and anyone convicted of the charge in Muskegon could face both jail time, and significant fines. Never speak to police before you contact a sexual offense lawyer after you are accused of a crime in Michigan, as even if you believe you can defend yourself, your words can and likely will be twisted and used against you later on in your case. Grabel & Associates has experience fighting for clients statewide in cases similar to yours, and can guide you through what to say and do in order to avoid wrongful conviction and harsh penalties.
Muskegon Sex Crimes Defense Attorney for Lewd Conduct Charges
There is a lot on the line when a person is accused of any sex crime charge, and what may seem like a meaningless prank or humorous act could land you behind bars for a long time. Grabel & Associates has over 10 years of sex crimes defense experience, and we have seen clients obtain exceptional case results, and have unfortunately also seen those who choose to hire a less experienced attorney or opt for a public defender face unnecessarily harsh penalties. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to protect Michigan’s accused from jail time, fines, sex offender registration, and other serious penalties, and we will not rest until everything has been done to defend your freedom throughout investigation, pre-trial, and a potential trial.
Contact our firm now and speak with an experienced Muskegon sex crime defense attorney about your indecent exposure charge or lewd conduct investigation. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you and know what it takes to help you achieve the best possible case outcome.
Michigan Indecent Exposure Laws
According to Michigan law, indecent exposure is defined as follows:
A person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.
Though extremely vague, this law usually is applied to cases of exposure of the genitals or female breasts in public, which could also include public sex, public urination, streaking, flashing, and other similar acts.
Anyone who is accused of violating this law will face misdemeanor conviction, and dependent on the specifics of the alleged offense, could face a variety of harsh penalties. Contact an attorney to find out how your case is affected by Michigan indecent exposure laws, and begin working to secure a favorable case outcome right away.
Criminal Penalties for Muskegon Indecent Exposure Conviction
If convicted of indecent exposure in Michigan, you could face a misdemeanor conviction, which carries a potential sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If however, the alleged exposure involved fondling of the genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breasts, this sentence could be increased to up to 2 years in jail and a fine of as much as $2,000.
Persons deemed to be sexually delinquent, usually those who have sex crime convictions on their record, can be imprisoned for up to life, with a minimum sentence of one day. If your case involved alleged exposure to minors or other extenuating circumstances, the sentence you face could also be greatly enhanced.
It is critical that you get in touch with an experienced attorney right away with such serious and potentially life-changing penalties on the line. Our attorneys are available now to help you fight back against criminal conviction, jail time, and fines.
Our Approach to Muskegon Indecent Exposure Defense
When you are accused of a sex crime in Michigan, the most important thing you can remember is not to speak to police before you get in touch with an attorney, If you have already been arrested, don’t say another word to an attorney unless you are asking for a lawyer. Our attorneys will walk you through what to say and do and make sure you take the appropriate legal action throughout every stage of your case so that you are able to achieve a lighter sentence, decreased charge, or dismissed case. We will consult with you throughout the criminal justice process to ensure you are informed of everything we are doing and how it could affect your case, and will help you achieve your legal goals just as we have for so many others statewide, as evidenced by our proven results.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Lewd Conduct Defense in MI
For a free initial sex crimes consultation, call our law firm toll free at 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact us online and set up a free case analysis with experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel or another member of our team. Begin your fight for justice now with Grabel & Associates on your side. We are ready to begin fighting to protect your rights and work towards keeping you out of jail now.