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Massachusetts law prohibits open acts of public lewdness, sometimes called gross lewdness or charged similarly to indecent exposure. The definition of what constitutes such lewdness is not always clear, however, and there are defenses to the charges, if you take the time to work with a highly-experienced criminal defense lawyer like Boston Sex Crime Attorney Brad Bailey. Contact our law firm today if you have been arrested for public lewdness.
The balance and strength of our criminal justice system in America is that the burden of proof falls on the prosecution, not on the defendant. If the state wants to penalize you for alleged public lewdness, it must prove five things beyond a reasonable doubt:
Despite the specificity of the aforementioned list, it can actually be quite difficult for the prosecution to establish all five of those critical points. Much of the circumstances can be open to interpretation, allowing you to create a reasonable, solid defense against the charges.
Defense strategies against public lewdness may include:
At Brad Bailey Law, our Boston criminal defense attorneys have made a reputation for closing criminal cases with total dismissals of all charges, or a not guilty verdict. In situations where the evidence was heavily piled up against the defendant, or the defendant wanted to plead guilty, vastly reduced sentencing was often the case result. If you are facing jail time, high fines, and probation for an alleged act of public lewdness, contact our office for a free case analysis today.
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.