Public Indecency in Marietta

Charged with indecent exposure? Our firm can help!

Anyone would agree that sexual conduct of any kind should be done in private. That is why, according to O.C.G.A. § 16-6-8, it is illegal to commit an act of sexual intercourse; a lewd exposure of the sexual organs; a lewd appearance in a state of partial or complete nudity; or a lewd caress or indecent fondling of the body of another person in a public place. If convicted of this sex offense, an individual will face a felony conviction and imprisonment for one to five years.

Charges of public indecency can be difficult to prosecute if the defense has strong evidence to prove that the act was unintentional—such as a wardrobe malfunction—or that the act was not committed in a public place. In general, a "public place" is any place where the act is likely to be witnessed by others who are present. If the defendant was unaware of anyone's presence and committed the act in a private location, there is a strong case for defense. Find out if there is a strong defense available for you by consulting with a Marietta criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Do I really need a Marietta criminal lawyer?

Although public indecency is generally a misdemeanor, the penalties can still have a lasting effect on your life. Anyone who is convicted of a sex crime, even if it is a misdemeanor, will likely be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. This will put serious restrictions on employment opportunities, as well as where they can live, work, and travel. They will forever have to live with the stigma and bad reputation that comes with being convicted of—or even just charged with—a sex crime. If you are facing allegations or charges of public indecency, they you most definitely need an attorney. The Merchant Law Firm has practiced criminal defense for more than 18 years and has experience in the most serious of cases, such as murder and death penalty cases. We are more than qualified to handle your public indecency defense, so schedule your complimentary consultation as soon as possible.

Choose the Merchant Law Firm

Our firm has a perfect 10/10 score on Avvo, which is a 10.0 Superb Rating. This proves that both our clients and our peers recognize our experience, skill, results, ethics, and client care. Find out more about our criminal defense services by calling our offices or filling out our free online evaluation. The sooner you contact a criminal lawyer, the sooner you can find peace of mind. The Merchant Law Firm has been in practice for 18 years and is more than capable of fighting for the outcome you need when facing charges of public indecency. Call our offices today!