I live in Florida. I have no previous criminal history, I am currently working on a secret clearance that just needs to be adjudicated now. My career is one that any job I take requires a background check. This is a big deal to me. I am living with family members right now and have no privacy, they only time I have alone is in the car driving to and from work. The other day I was taking care of a male necessity while on the way home from work. Apparently someone must of somehow seen in my car and noticed my act. The person was luckily an adult. He or she called the police and notified them of what they had seen. About 30 minutes to an hour after this incident I was in Walmart picking up a few things when I walked out to find the police waiting for me at my car. After a lot of this and that, they finally explained to me why they were there. I explained that it was a big embarrassing mistake, the witness was unintended and that I thought I was doing this thing in privacy. The police had me fill out an affidavit and the accuser filled one out of which they submitted to the DA. I see today that it was filed as a misdemeanor crime report – indecent exposure. I am beside myself, I don’t know what to do.
Given these circumstance what are the chances that this whole mess can be overlooked and forgotten forever?
If I do get summoned to court whats the chances I will be charged with a first degree misdemeanor?
Whats the chances I will have to serve jail time?
Will I have to file as a sexual offender?
If I do have to file as a sexual offender will it be state wide, nation wide, international?
I haven’t been able to sleep, my stomach is in knots at all times, the whole thing has me going crazy. I hate to think that one stupid ignorant action of which had an unintentional effect could ruin my life, my career, me….
Can anyone advise me on the questions I asked above as well as any other helpful information?