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Indecent Exposure is the act of illegally exposing one’s private body parts. This crime is one of the more common sex crimes that’s charged and prosecuted in Michigan. If a person exposes their genitals, pubic area, or buttocks they can be charged. If a person is a female and they expose their breasts they can also be charged for this crime.
The embarrassment that comes with this crime is profound. There are few other charges a person can face that cause as much fear and shame as being charged with indecent exposure. On top of this, the punishments that someone can face for this crime are grave.
If you’re facing indecent exposure charges, whether it’s an aggravated charge or if you’ve already been convicted of a previous sex crime, you need an attorney who can help. Ashlee Duplessis can represent and defend you from the worst possible outcomes. If you’re facing these charges in Detroit or anywhere in Michigan, contact us today.
How Michigan Law defines Indecent Exposure
‘Simple’ Indecent Exposure:
- A person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.
‘Aggravated’ Indecent Exposure:
- If the person was fondling his or her genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if the person is female, breasts.
Indecent Exposure by a sexually delinquent person:
- Committing either Simple or Aggravated Indecent Exposure while being a previously convicted sexual delinquent can lead to harsher punishments.
Being convicted of simple indecent exposure can result in both criminal penalties and fines. That means up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. An Aggravated Indecent Exposure charge is a also a misdemeanor but a person can face up to 2 years of jail time. A conviction for indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person can come with a sentence of up to life behind bars.
There’s other consequences of a conviction as well. Being convicted of either aggravated indecent exposure or if you have previously been convicted of a sex crime can result in serious punishments. Sex Offender Registration could be mandatory and permanent.
What is a ‘sexually delinquent person?’
Per Michigan’s Criminal Code Section 750.10a a sexually delinquent person is “any person whose sexual behavior is characterized by repetitive or compulsive acts which indicate a disregard of consequences or the recognized rights of others, or by the use of force upon another person in attempting sex relations of either a heterosexual or homosexual nature, or by the commission of sexual aggressions against children under the age of 16.”
Ashlee Duplessis Can Help You
Sex Crimes and related offenses are prosecuted harshly in Detroit and Michigan. It is essential that you have a Detroit attorney who will be in your corner every step of the way. Call Duplessis Law to ensure your rights are protected!