In Michigan you would only have to register as a sex offender for three convictions of disorderly conduct. Since this is your first, you are not required to. Below is the list of who must register:
Pursuant to M.C.L. 28.722, the following are the listed offenses that require registration in Michigan:
750.167 “Disorderly person” defined; subsequent violations by person convicted of refusing or neglecting to support family.
- Accosting, Enticing or Soliciting a Child for Immoral Purposes (M.C.L. 750.145a);
- Accosting, Enticing or Soliciting a Child for Immoral Purposes (prior conviction) (M.C.L. 750.145b);
- Child Sexually Abusive Activity or Material (M.C.L. 750.145c);
- Crime Against Nature or Sodomy, if the victim is less than 18 years of age (M.C.L. 750.158);
- Indecent Exposure While Engaging in a Lewd/Lascivious Act (M.C.L. 750.335a(2)(b)), if previously convicted of violation of M.C.L. 750.335a.
- Three convictions of any combination of:
- Disorderly Person (M.C.L.750.167(1)(f)); (see below for definition)
- Indecent Exposure(M.C.L. 750.335a(2)(a));
- Gross Indecency Between Male Persons, if the victim is less than 18 years of age and the offender is not adjudicated as a juvenile (M.C.L. 750.338)
- Gross Indecency Between Female Persons, if the victim is less than 18 years of age and the offender is not adjudicated as a juvenile (M.C.L. 750.338a)
- Gross Indecency Between Male & Female Persons, if the victim is less than 18 years of age and the offender is not adjudicated as a juvenile (M.C.L. 750.338b)
- Kidnapping, if the victim is less than 18 years of age (M.C.L. 750.349)
- Leading, Taking, Carrying Away, Decoying, or Enticing Away Child Under 14 (M.C.L. 750.350)
- Soliciting, Accosting, or Inviting to XXXXX or Immoral Act (M.C.L. 750.448)
- Pandering (M.C.L. 750.455)
- Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (M.C.L. 750.520b)
- Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree (M.C.L. 750.520c)
- Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (M.C.L. 750.520d)
- Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree (M.C.L. 750.520e)
- Any violation of state law or local ordinance that by its nature constitutes a sexual offense against an individual who is less than 18 years of age.
- Any offense committed by a person who was, at the time of the offense, a sexually delinquent person.
- Any offense substantially similar to a listed offense under a law of the United States, any state, or any country or under tribal or military law.
(1) A person is a disorderly person if the person is any of the following:
(a) A person of sufficient ability who refuses or neglects to support his or her family.
(b) A common prostitute.
(c) A window peeper.
(d) A person who engages in an illegal occupation or business.
(e) A person who is intoxicated in a public place and who is either endangering directly the safety of another person or of property or is acting in a manner that causes a public disturbance.
(f) A person who is engaged in indecent or obscene conduct in a public place.
(g) A vagrant.
(h) A person found begging in a public place.
(i) A person found loitering in a house of ill fame or prostitution or place where prostitution or lewdness is practiced, encouraged, or allowed.
(j) A person who knowingly loiters in or about a place where an illegal occupation or business is being conducted.
(k) A person who loiters in or about a police station, police headquarters building, county jail, hospital, court building, or other public building or place for the purpose of soliciting employment of legal services or the services of sureties upon criminal recognizances.
(l) A person who is found jostling or roughly crowding people unnecessarily in a public place.
(2) When a person, who has been convicted of refusing or neglecting to support his or her family under this section, is then charged with subsequent violations within a period of 2 years, that person shall be prosecuted as a second offender, or third and subsequent offender, as provided in section 168, if the family of that person is then receiving public relief or support.
If there is new evidence presented, it is possible to add or increase the charge, but I doubt they would do so. Public defenders are usually requested on the day of the hearing, but only if you qualify financially, this is why I asked that you contact the defender's office to see what are the eligibility requirements.
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