Two Arrested for Sex in Squad Car Will Need Best Defense Attorney

Travis Husnik and Heather Basten were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct in Wisconsin. They were pulled over for drunk driving and were being transported to the Oconto County Jail. While on their way to the jail, they started having sex with each other. The police officer stopped them and ordered him to sit in the front seat and made him pull his pants up. Judge Conley told them that their behavior was completely disrespectful. They were just recently sentenced. Husnik had served 90 days in jail and got credit for his time. Batsen served 48 days for the DUI and disorderly conduct charge and had to pay a $500 fine.

In Minnesota, the couple would likely have faced an indecent exposure charge, which is a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor charge in Minnesota carries a penalty up to 90 days in jail and/or $1000 fine. A person can get charged with indecent exposure when in public or in front of another if they: (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 other than behavior specified in this subdivision. All are serious charges and will show up on your criminal record.

Max Keller is a criminal attorney is St. Paul, MN. Because he is a criminal attorney in St. Paul, MN, he has an office located in St. Paul near the courthouse. He also has an office in Minneapolis, MN. Max Keller has been a criminal attorney in St. Paul, MN for many years and has a lot of experience with representing individuals charged with indecent exposure. Keller Offices offers a free consultation for individuals charged with a crime. Max Keller will be able to negotiate the best deal for you and will take you to trial if needed. Call 952-913-1421 today.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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