Went back into an alley behind a dumpster to urinate, two cops walk up, they said someone ran from the and came this way. Asked for my ID, without thinking I gave them my fake. Busted. Took me in, wrote me a ticket($239) for the urination part and a court appearance for the ID tomorrow morning. I've never been in trouble before or in a court room so I'm a little worried to say the least. Just wondering what to expect punishment wise if possible, and what I should say and/or plead.
You should plead not guilty and hire a local attorney. I went to Ohio University, and am assuming from your location that you are either a Hocking or O.U. student as well. The tricky part of the public urination is knowing what you actually have been charged with. You may have been charged with public indecency pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2907.09. This section of the revised code covers sex offenses.
To make sure that you are not pleading to a sex offense you should plead not guilty and retain a lawyer. If you would like a referral to a criminal attorney please feel free to contact me.
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You should talk with a lawyer there in town. You are probably only looking at a fine and possibly probation, but the fake ID is a misdemeanor. Get a good criminal defense attorney who can help try and get the charge reduced or dismissed. At least speak with the public defender.
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