Q: Do I need to obtain an attorney for an indecent exposure charge? What happens if I just plead guilty?
A: Hire a competent attorney now. It needs to be Dismissed or Diverted, then Expunged. A Conviction cannot be expunged ever and will affect your life.
A: You can always just plead guilty and the Judge can sentence you accordingly- Depending on how you are charged- It is a class B misdemeanor (6 months) or an A misdemeanor (11 months and 29 days) and the sentence could be full suspended, split confinement or a "to serve" sentence. If you have 2 or more indecent exposure charges, the DA can enhance your punishment to an E felony (1-2 years). However, if a minor was involved, there could be much more severe consequences. Unless I am facing only a speeding ticket, I would have an attorney.
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