If you have been arrested by the Chicago Police and charged with public indecency, you may be more embarrassed than concerned about the ramifications of a conviction on your charge. However, even though public indecency is considered a minor sex crime, it is still a crime, and it carries with it criminal penalties. In addition, there is always a stigma attached to any sexual offense no matter how seemingly insignificant.
It is also important to note that multiple violations can result in a felony charge rather than the usual Class A misdemeanor, as will be the case if the alleged offense occurred near a school. The point is that a public indecency charge is not something to be taken lightly. It is a criminal charge, and it is not simply going to go away or have no impact if you are convicted. As you would with any criminal charge, you will want to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable Chicago sex crimes lawyer who will work to uphold and preserve your rights. Andrew M. Weisberg, a criminal attorney in Chicago, is committed to working vigilantly to provide you with the best defense possible in your public indecency case.
Public indecency refers to any sexual act or conduct performed in public or the exposing of oneself while intending to arouse or satisfy another person. Although there are various definitions or understandings of what could be meant by “public,” for the purposes of a public indecency charge, it refers to any place where there is a reasonable expectation of being seen by others. Obviously, there is much that is put into question with a public indecency charge that Andrew M. Weisberg, your criminal attorney in Chicago, will want to investigate, not the least of which was the intent behind whatever you were doing that resulted in your being charged.
For example, there have been cases of suspects being charged with public indecency because of public urination. While it is true that public urination is also illegal, it does not necessarily include an intention to bring about sexual arousal in others. These are the kinds of questions, among others, that criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg will want to ask when meeting with you for an initial consultation so that he can evaluate your case and provide you with the legal counsel you need to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action in your case.
Because public indecency is normally a misdemeanor charge and one that can seem rather amorphous due to the “intent” part of its definition, it is not uncommon for prosecutors to try to combine it with another sex crime charge or with other charges of a non-sexual nature. Obviously, every case is unique, which is why you will want to meet with Chicago criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg so that he can make sure that you fully understand the charge or charges that have been brought against you and their implications.
As your criminal lawyer, Mr. Weisberg will maintain contact with you throughout your case to ensure that you are aware of and understand any developments and so that you can be informed regarding your proposed defense and the ways in which Mr. Weisberg plans to obtain for you the best possible outcome to your case. Whether you have been charged with only one offense or multiple criminal charges have been filed against you, Chicago criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you experienced, quality defense for any criminal charge in Chicago, including:
If you have been charged with any of these crimes or any combination of them, Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat these charges
If you wonder how Chicago criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg came by his many successes in handling sex crimes cases in Chicago, one answer is that he has focused his private practice exclusively on criminal defense so that he can provide each of his clients with the personalized and individual attention that each of their cases merit. Thus he can devote the time and attention to detail to each case that is necessary for positive outcomes.
However, Mr. Weisberg also brings another advantage to the table, and that is the fact that prior to opening his own private practice, he was a prosecuting attorney with Cook County. The experience that he gained on the other side of the courtroom aisle has served him well in representing those facing criminal charges because he understands the kinds of arguments that the prosecution is likely to make in trying to obtain a conviction. He is therefore able to build a proactive defense that covers such arguments before they are even made.
You may not be particularly worried about your public indecency charge, thinking that it is only a minor charge that will be relatively easy to beat. However, you should remember that the prosecution has access to seemingly unlimited resources and many connections within the law enforcement and judicial worlds. They will call upon all of those resources in order to obtain a conviction against you. To stand a chance against such a monolithic force, you need the assistance of a Chicago defense lawyer who has the same network of resources and who has successfully navigated the judicial scenario for years. You need the assistance of Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg.
If you have been arrested for public indecency in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.