A person commits public indecency when he or she has sex in a public place, exposes his or her sexual organs in a public place, appears in public while partially or completely nude, or commits a ‘lewd caress or indecent fondling’ of another person’s body in a public place. Public indecency in most cases is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of twelve (12) months in jail. There are exceptions for repeat offenders. If convicted for a third time, public indecency is a felony carrying a possible prison sentence of one (1) to five (5) years. An experienced Atlanta criminal attorney is essential to your defense.
Couples who have the misfortune to be caught “parking” by police may find themselves charged with public indecency. In other cases, there may be psychological issues in play of which police are unaware. If you or someone close to you is charged with public indecency, Atlanta criminal lawyer Andrew Margolis will intervene as early as possible with police and prosecutors and attempt to prevent formal charges. If charges are brought, Andrew Margolis will not let you get railroaded by the State, but will make sure ALL the facts are known and do everything possible to challenge the charge. Your consultation is free.