If I drank too much at home and was dancing around naked with front door open to let fresh air in but someone working in yard across the street called police and was cited for lewdness,what should I do?

I drank too much at home and was dancing around naked with front door open to let fresh air in. However, someone working in yard across the street called police.

Asked on May 12, 2017 under Criminal Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Retain a criminal defense attorney: letting a professional help you will maximize your chance of getting this dismissed.
If you can't afford a lawyer, when you appear on the trial/court date, speak to the prosecutor: stress your (hopefully) otherwise clean record, that you were in your own home, had only opened the door for freash air, and hadn't realized that you were visible from outside; be contrite and respectful, not defensive. There is a reasonable chance they will dismiss, or at least downgrade the charges and/or reduce the penalty you may face.


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