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My friend has got arrested for indecent exposure however he

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Hi my friend has got arrested for indecent exposure however he was wearing a tshirt he bought for a stag do with a penis on he asked a few people for directions and now they have reported him thinking he had it out.what sort of sentence will he get? We are all concerned because how will they believe he was wearing a tshirt even though we know he did?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Surely he won't plead on his account?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Well no but how will they believe he was wearing the top
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

So you think he may be disbelieved?

Won't you all give evidence?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We weren't with him he only has this witnesses that reported him
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. What were the circumstances?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is this confidential ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No, it is a public site and your posts are forward facing.

You are anonymous though.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He asked 4 different people for directions and they have each reported him.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

For what specifically?

What is he said to have done?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Asked directions while being exposed
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Towards female witnesses ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
unfortunately
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Were they lone females?

Or four together?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No individuals
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He did ask a guy which couldn't help him but he didn't report him. One of the girls stated she saw him ask a man first
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Was this late at night?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No it was In the day
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Crowded area or secluded?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It was a residential area there were people around but not crowded
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

They are probably arguing this was intimidating for them.

I'm afraid the chances they will believe all four were mistaken are fairly low. Some of them might not give evidence though.

If he is convicted then the fact that he was approaching lone females will not help I'm afraid.

It is not serious enough for custody but it is going to cross the custodial threshold. I would expect a community order unless he has horrendous previous convictions.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
But he was wearing an offensive tshirt would this not be seen more as a public order offence?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He has no previous convictions and never been in trouble with police before
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No, they will not accept a public order.

They will pursue indecent exposure.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I just wonder why they asked for the tshirt as evidence which he provided
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Probably for ID purposes.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what will he receive do you think worst case scenario how long if a sentence is involved?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

t is not serious enough for custody but it is going to cross the custodial threshold. I would expect a community order unless he has horrendous previous convictions.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
do you think it is more outraging public decency then?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No, it is an indecent exposure.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He was told it wasn't by his solicitor because he wore the tshirt
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

I cannot agree with that for the reasons above.

Wearing the shirt may or may not be a public order. That is not the issue.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry I'm confused he didn't expose himself so how can that be the offence you are saying?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

But you said above that he would not be believed and asked for advice on that basis.

Delighted to continue with this but please rate my answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I will rate your answer at the end. No I said I was worried he won't be believed but They have the evidence the tshirt
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Does that mean you can't answer any more questions unless I pay 84 pounds?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No but I am sorry but this is becoming uneconomical for me as you have not rated my answer.

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