People who have been charged with a sex crime, like indecent exposure, should always consult with a trustworthy Massachusetts sex crime defense lawyer. Even though indecent exposure is usually categorized as a misdemeanor offense, people who are convicted of this sex crime may have to pay fines, do community service, and attend counseling. These legal consequences not only cause a person numerous setbacks, but can also limit a person’s quality of life for many years to come. For this reason, people should always hire a Massachusetts indecent exposure defense attorney who will place every effort into securing a winning case outcome on their behalf.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE
It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney begin working on your case as early as possible. Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period. Early intervention gives us an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss either felony or misdemeanor charges against you before the first court date.
MA INDECENT EXPOSURE PENALTIES
• Imprisonment in Jail or House of Corrections for Not More Than Six (6) Months
• Fine of Not More than Two Hundred ($200) Dollars
Chapter 272: Section 53. Penalty for certain offenses
Common night walkers, common street walkers, both male and female, common railers and brawlers, persons who with offensive and disorderly acts or language accost or annoy persons of the opposite sex, lewd, wanton and lascivious persons in speech or behavior, idle and disorderly persons, disturbers of the peace, keepers of noisy and disorderly houses, and persons guilty of indecent exposure may be punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than six months, or by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.