Rose Picklo was charged with indecent exposure after she took her shirt off at a Minnesota United game. The 23-year-old was reported by the mother of a 7-year-old who told police that her son saw the woman’s breasts during the soccer match. Picklo was seated behind them and had no shirt on. She was told to put on a shirt repeatedly and refused to listen. Picklo argued with the officers who told her that she would be arrested if she didn’t put her shirt back on. She was apparently holding a beer on one hand while holding her cell phone in he other hand and recorded the encounter on her cell phone. Picklo was put in handcuffs and refused to leave the stadium. Picklo was carried out of the stadium and was taken to the Hennepin county jail. She will appear in court in October for her first appearance to deal with the gross misdemeanor charge.
In Picklo’s case, indecent exposure was charged out as a gross misdemeanor. Picklo will be facing up to one year in jail and up to a $3,000 fine. Statute 617.23 governs the indecent exposure laws in Minnesota, which can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. The statute holds that it is a misdemeanor when a person commits the following acts in a public place: (1) willfully and lewdly exposes the person’s body, or the private parts thereof (2) procures another to expose private parts or (3) engages in any open or gross lewdness or lascivious behavior, or any public indecency. The charge becomes a gross misdemeanor if the person commits any of the above three scenarios when a minor under the age of 16 is present or if the person has a prior criminal sexual conduct conviction. The charge can become a felony depending on how many priors the person has involving criminal sexual conduct and if the person intentionally confined another person restricting their freedom. Picklo’s charge was enhanced to a gross misdemeanor because of the minor who was under 16 years old who was present when she exposed herself. For more information about the different levels of indecent exposure and possible defenses, contact the attorneys at Keller Law Offices. The statute also includes an exception for breast-feeding. For a further explanation of what indecent exposure means, contact the defense lawyers at Keller Law Offices.
Picklo will need a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney to help her with her case. Max Keller is a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer. Call 952-913-1421 today if you have been charged with indecent exposure and if you are looking for a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer. Keller Law Offices offers free consultations for people who have been charged with a crime. Keller Law Offices also offers payment plans in most cases. Max Keller will listen to the facts of the case and come up with a strategy to ensure your case is being handled properly. Max Keller will fight your case aggressively. Contact the firm’s website at www.kellerlawoffices.com and do not wait until the last minute to contact an attorney.