The charge of indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, however, unlike most misdemeanor charges, it can carry up to a 2 years term of imprisonment depending upon the conduct alleged (see Michigan Penal Code Section 750.335a below). In addition to the criminal penalties associated with indecent exposure convictions, a person charged with indecent exposure must also be aware of the potential consequences that such a conviction could have upon their current and future employment.
Michigan Penal Code
Section 750.335a Indecent exposure; violation; penalty; mother’s breastfeeding or expressing milk exempt.
(1) A person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.
(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a crime, as follows:
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b) or (c), the person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(b) If the person was fondling his or her genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if the person is female, breasts, while violating subsection (1), the person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(c) If the person was at the time of the violation a sexually delinquent person, the violation is punishable by imprisonment for an indeterminate term, the minimum of which is 1 day and the maximum of which is life.
Indecent Exposure Attorney Gaylord MI
Charges relating to indecent exposure vary from state to state. In Michigan, while these charges may be only a misdemeanor, the consequences may serious and even impact future job opportunities in the future. If you are being charged with indecent exposure in Gaylord MI, you would benefit from an attorney who understands the laws in Michigan. For more information about us or for a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Harris, P.C. today.