Indecent exposure while intoxicated. First time offense. No other record. What steps to avoid jail and public record registry?

Asked about 1 year ago - Ocean City, MD

Happened at 2:00 am on boardwalk while extremely intoxicated. Seen by 6 individuals including a minor. DA will not settle for community service. What are the other options?

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  1. Scott R. Scherr

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    Answered . You should contact an attorney. If you cannot afford a private attorney, contact the public defender. An attorney can help make sure that you achieve the best possible result. You do not want something like this on your record for future employers to see.

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  2. William Lawrence Welch III

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    Answered . No one can guarantee the outcome in advance. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial. Consider seeking a confidential consultation.

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  3. Kevin Keith McKain

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    Answered . Jail seems unlikely, given first offense. Probation is an option.

  4. Jason W Cleckner Esq.

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    Answered . This is a tough one in Ocean City--the judge there is very harsh. You may have to end up taking a plea, hope you get Probation Before Judgment (allows you to expunge after 3 years). If not, you will likely end up appealing to the Circuit Court, where they will care a lot less about this charge.

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  5. Anthony Michael Solis

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    Answered . Hire a lawyer and take the matter to trial or try to see if the judge will give you an indicated sentence on an open plea.

    No legal advice is given here. My responses to questions on Avvo are never intended as legal advice and must NOT... more

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