Indecent Exposure -- Attleboro District Court

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: Client, a 57-year-old mechanic, was charged with Indecent Exposure. Standing outside his car at a rest area, a state trooper saw client with his pants down. Client's rear-end was exposed. Client told the trooper that he was urinating. The trooper did not believe Client. In any event, the trooper only saw Client's buttocks; he DID NOT see client's genitals. Case law in Massachusetts says that the exposure of a person's buttocks is not indecent exposure (but it could be the different crime of Open and Gross Lewdness). After a lengthy discussion with the prosecutor, it was agreed that the case should be dismissed.