*Whew* Kind of nervous here, and very thankful for any and all advice offered.
My Girlfriend and I were confronted by a police officer late last night in Northglenn, CO while we were engaged in sex in a parked car. This was late at night in what we thought was a secluded area of an unlit park. There were suddenly bright lights on our vehicle and an officer tapped on the glass about a minute later asking us to "put on some clothes and step out of the vehicle."
The ticket we each received was just a simple check-box of "Public Indecency" with no verbal description whatsoever of what had taken place.
Though I see that this is considered a Class I Petty Offense, I believe that a guilty plea to something carrying the stigma of "Public Indecency" is likely to affect everything from future employment opportunities to other areas that I cannot even dream of yet...is this the sort of thing that is similar to a traffic ticket where a plea deal is worked out routinely?
Assuming that I'm correct in thinking that I really don't want this on record, I should be looking into attorneys?
I am a single father who earns nowhere close enough to be looking at attorney fees, where the only option that I have is to to draw money from my 401K/Simple IRA. If this is deemed to be as scary as I'm taking it to be right now, then I'll need to look at all options that I can in order to fight this.
*Might any advice be offered in the arena of how to find a good attorney?
*Should this attorney be experienced within the Northglenn Municipal Court
system in particular?
*Is there any possible way to balance cost with the quality of attorney? I know that this question may seem absurd, but my financial situation is already a struggle, while, at the same time, I'm facing the possibility of having my future career growth stifled by having a XXXXX XXXXXke this on my permanent record.
Apologies for this being a bit long-winded. Many, many thanks for any and all advice offered!