Were you charged with the misdemeanor version of public urination or the public health version? If the former, it's a lot more serious. Exposure is a violation (which is lower than a "crime") - so that's the less serious of the two charges. In any event, you will not have to register as a sex offender, the crimes that lead to registration are listed on this website: http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/sortab1.htm
If you want to keep your record clean, you should hire a lawyer. I've gotten a number of these types of cases dismissed, and hiring a lawyer for this sort of case is a lot less expensive than you might think.
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I handle these all the time. Your eye color does not make a difference. If you are charged with 153.09 that's a misdemeanor. In most courts you don't need to appear if you hire a lawyer. There are ways to get the case dismissed or reduced to a non-criminal outcome.
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Retain a local experienced criminal defense lawyer. The eye color is not important.
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