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Georgia Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Several Counts of Public Indecency

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to reports, Corbin McClure has been arrested on several different charges including:

McClure has been accused of exposing himself to at least three different women on three different occasions. He has also been accused of groping a female employee at a beverage store off of Georgia 78. After these allegations, officers obtained a warrant.

Officers located McClure at a gas station and detained him. He was allegedly found with a bag of methamphetamine.

As an Atlanta Criminal Lawyer, I see cases involving multiple charges quite often. The most important thing to remember is that neither an arrest nor an accusation means that a person is guilty.

In today's post, I will outline the offense of public indecency in Georgia.

Public Indecency in Georgia

Public indecency is simply the intentional exposure of one's private parts to people in public. The Georgia Code outlines four different ways in which someone can commit the offense of public indecency:

  1. An act of sexual intercourse;
  2. A lewd exposure of the sexual organs;
  3. A lewd appearance in a state of partial or complete nudity; or
  4. A lewd caress or indecent fondling of the body of another person. (O.C.G.A. §16-6-8).

In order to be found guilty of public indecency, the prosecution will have to prove that the person accused intentionally exposed himself or herself in public. If convicted for the first or second time, the offense will be classified as misdemeanor. This means that the penalty can include up to twelve months in jail and a fine up to $1000.

However, if convicted for the third time of public indecency, then the offense will be classified as a felony. This means that the penalty can include at least one to five years in prison.

Practice Note

There are several different Georgia Criminal Defenses that apply to a wrongful accusation of public indecency. These defenses include accidental exposure or mistaken identity.

All states prohibit behavior such as intentional indecent exposure, but each state has their own distinction. It is important to hire an attorney in the proper jurisdiction.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for committing a crime in the metro Atlanta area, you need the representation of an Atlanta Criminal Attorney.

We specialize in Georgia Criminal Defense and represent Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Call us today for a free consultation, and we can examine and investigate the details of your case and determine the right path for you.

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