STATE v. John Doe
Charge: Indecent Conduct
Maximum Penalty: 180 days jail; $1,000.00 fine
Summary: Client, a long-time visitor to a local beach community was seeking a homosexual encounter. Client encountered what he believed to be a "friendly" male who engaged him in conversation. Client was under the impression that the "friendly male" wanted to engage in a sexual act with him. Client led the male to a secluded area on the beach and proceeded to begin to masturbate in front of the "friendly male". Unfortunately for the client, the "friendly male" was an undercover police officer who promptly placed my client under arrest for indecent conduct.
Result: Client, who understandably found this entire process a humiliating experience, agreed to perform community service and to pay a nominal fee in return for a dismissal of the charge.