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Sexually Related Offenses – Sexual Assault, Public Masturbation, Indecent Exposure

Sexual Assault

Being charged with sexual assault is a very serious and detrimental event. The charges can affect one’s family, relationships, and job. In fact, even the mere accusation of sexual assault can have an extreme detrimental impact on a person for many years. In addition to the negative stigma in the community, the personal and legal penalties associated with this crime are also very serious. The possibility of prison time or being added to the sex offender registry can be very daunting and scary; however, not every individual convicted of sexual assault is automatically placed on the registry. Instead, the nature and circumstances surrounding the offense are considered before an individual’s name is placed on public record.

If you are facing a potential conviction for sexual assault, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you with your case. Prosecutors will aggressively try to prosecute all sex crimes, which makes it very important to have an attorney who will fight on your behalf. Our experienced attorneys will look at the facts of your specific case and find the strongest defenses and strategies.

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand the difficulty of these charges and the consequences you may face. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients’ interests and will fight to restore your reputation. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC today and let us work for you.

Public Masturbation

According to the Charlotte City Code, public masturbation is a Class 3 Misdemeanor which can permanently scar one’s criminal record. The elements of this crime are willfully masturbating in a public place in the presence of another. Since prosecutors attempt to aggressively prosecute these crimes, public masturbation can be very difficult to defend. In fact, in many cases, accused individuals are also facing charges of indecent exposure or other related offenses. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our attorneys are able to attack these charges and help get them reduced or dismissed. In fact, in many cases our attorneys are able to directly negotiate with the District Attorney to reduce the charge to a lesser offense.

The consequences of a public masturbation conviction are associated with its classification as a Class 3 Misdemeanor. However, the public humiliation associated with having this charge on one’s criminal record can the toughest part. Embarrassing facts, mug shots, and personal information can all be permanently placed on public record for employers, neighbors, and clients to see. As a result, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced attorney who will attack these charges.

Our attorneys will pursue every possible avenue of defense. From examining whether the defendant was entrapped to demonstrating a defendant’s clean record and good standing in the community, our attorney’s are prepared to help you beat these charges. If you are facing a charge of public masturbation, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Indecent Exposure

Under indecent exposure laws, something as minor as sunbathing nude or public urination may result in a serious charge. Although indecent exposure is usually a misdemeanor offense, it may be charged as a felony in certain circumstances and this can label you as a sex offender for life.

In some cases, indecent exposure may also qualify as sexual assault, especially if there is any physical contact with another person. If the act involved a minor in any way, the charges and penalties could be greatly increased. Furthermore, if the act were to occur in someone else’s house, then the penalties could also be enhanced. Common acts such as breast feeding or some forms of adult entertainment are not usually subject to laws of indecent exposure.

At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you face these charges. Make sure that you do not chance your fate by placing your case in the hands of an inexperienced or incompetent attorney. Our attorneys will aggressively defend your case and fight for your rights. Do not hesitate and contact us today.