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I am 19 and was charged with a misdemeanor for indecent exposure/lewd

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I am 19 and was charged with a misdemeanor for indecent exposure/lewd conduct in Tucson. Long story short, I gave into my urge to masturbate in a local store public restroom. Management received a complaint because he heard noises and I was cited on site by local police and banned from the store for one year. I do understand that my actions were careless, however, I did not carry out this action with the intention of other individuals becoming aware. What are potential outcomes after going to my court date? Am I looking at jail time, fines, community service or any combination?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.

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I am an attorney with more than 25 years of experience and I look forward to providing you information in this regard

The penalty includes up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine

 

I suggest you would be sentence to probation and a fine.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Would your recommend that I seek a lawyer for my initial court date?


 


 

Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.

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I suggest you plead not guilty and then request a public defender

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Would me pleading not guilty be a truthful response?


 


I do admit that I am guilty of masturbating in public, however, I was not intentionally trying to receive the attention of others.


 


Do you still suggest that I plead not guilty? I do not want to also be charged for perjury

Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.

The state needs to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt

 

I suggest that if you plead guilty at your hearing you can be sentenced immediately

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Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.

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I am not sure why you say inconsistency

 

If you go in and plead guilty without first having a local attorney try to negotiate a plea for you of a probation and a fine, the court can sentence you

 

So it is common practice to plead Not Guilty, consult with a local attorney or public defender let the talk out a plea agreement and then go to court.

 


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