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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 regardThe 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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Would your recommend that I seek a lawyer for my initial court date?
I suggest you plead not guilty and then request a public defender
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
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
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.