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Indecent exposure in Michigan is prosecuted with little regard to how it will impact the lives of those convicted. An individual can be convicted of indecent exposure even if the exposure occurs for a non-sexual reason (i.e., urinating in public). Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor offense; however, a second conviction (even decades later) may result in an allegation of sexual delinquency.
Classification as sexually delinquent increases the offense to a felony that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment as well as registration on the sex offender registry. Because of the severity of such a charge, it is crucial to aggressively fight off any indecent exposure charge. Our team is prepared to help you do that.
Depending on the circumstances of your criminal charge, we can look at all factors to either work toward a dismissal or mitigate consequences through negotiation.
Charged With Indecent Exposure In Detroit? Contact An Attorney Immediately
If you or a loved one has been charged with indecent exposure or another crime under Michigan's Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), it is absolutely critical to defend against it aggressively.
SORA has a three-tier structure. Depending on aggravating factors and which tier you end up on, you may be facing between 15 years and life on the sex offender list. It goes without saying that being a registered sex offender is absolutely devastating both personally and professionally. Many lawyers shy away from these types of cases because they do not understand the complexity of SORA guidelines. Our attorneys are very knowledgeable about SORA and have lectured about the sex offender registry to teach other attorneys how to protect their clients from its far-reaching consequences.
SORA Tier Classifications
In addition to the criminal penalties imposed for a sex crime conviction, registration on the Sex Offender Registry is also required. Effective July 1, 2011, all offenses requiring registration are categorized into one of three separate tiers:
- Tier I: Registration for 15 years (nonpublic)
- Tier II: Registration for 25 years (public)
- Tier III: Lifetime registration (public)
Along with the creation of tiers, the recent changes to the Sex Offender Registry List (SORA) enable certain convicted sex offenders to avoid the registration requirement altogether or have their registration period reduced. The 2011 changes to SORA are so extremely complicated that many judges and lawyers are relying on seminars and colleagues for guidance.
Our office has painstakingly reviewed the current version of the legislation and is ready to help our clients take advantages of the changes. Members of our team have written extensively on SORA and are prepared to bring their comprehensive knowledge to work on any sex crime issue.