New York Lewd Acts Lawyer
Schenectady Indecent Exposure Attorney
Contact New York Lewd Acts Lawyer Mark J. Sacco
Every so often, embarrassing scams involving famous people shed public light on criminal charges and the legal process. Such was the case when Idaho Senator Larry Craig was charged with lewd conduct and Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) was charged with indecent exposure in an adult theater. Both cases offer lessons to people charged with sex crimes or any criminal offense.
First, Senator Craig attempted to resolve the matter on his own, without the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. He succeeded in getting the charges reduced to disorderly conduct — but did not succeed in preserving any presumption of innocence, which he claimed — since he pled guilty to the lesser charge.
Would a defense lawyer have been able to help him procure a better outcome? He never gave this option a chance, hoping the matter would fade away unnoticed.
Second, Pee-Wee Herman did accept a plea bargain with prosecutors that resulted in no criminal record — but he did not salvage his reputation. Although he did have an attorney, and rescued his official record, the very fact of the charges had serious consequences, damaging his reputation and his career as an entertainer of children.
Have You Been Charged With a Lewd Act?
A lewd act can be any conduct (including public sexual indecency) that is considered lewd or offensive and is performed in a public place: a park, store, public restroom, bus, train, airplane, theater, beach, or at home if the act is viewable by the public. Charges of lewd conduct are often attached to charges of prostitution or sexual assault under certain circumstances.
Any sex crime charges, with or without actual sexual contact involved, can rob a person’s life of opportunities, whether conviction occurs or not. Consequences for being convicted of a lewd act may include fines, jail or prison time, deferred sentences including rehabilitation treatment, probation and sex offender registration. Attorneys of the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco, PLLC, have helped many defendants in sex crime cases obtain favorable outcomes including “case dismissed.”
Contact the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco, PLLC
Any sex crime conviction, including a conviction for a lewd act, may impact the rest of your life — restricting freedom, future career choices and other personal goals. Taking action with the help of an experienced lawyer’s advocacy can make a difference. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our Albany or Schenectady, New York, law office, call 518-631-4046 or contact us online.