Long Beach Indecent Exposure Lawyers
Indecent exposure is generally defined as display of parts of a person's body, typically the genitals, in a public place or in the presence of others who are to be offended, harassed or annoyed. This can include any exhibition of your private parts that will insight lewd thoughts or conduct or cause offense to others.
Indecent exposure can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the act. First time offenders will generally be charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure, but this does not mean you will get off easily. If you expose your genitals or private parts to another after breaking into someone's house or property, you may receive a conviction up to one year in jail or prison. A person charged with indecent exposure after being found guilty of the same offense, may be convicted of a felony.
Like most sex crimes, an indecent exposure conviction can have serious sentences, including:
- Monetary fines
- Probation or parole
- Rehabilitation programs
- Mandatory AIDS testing
- Sex offender registration for life
- Loss of the right to own a firearm
- Loss of the right to vote
- Loss of custody and/or prohibition from being alone with minors
A conviction for indecent exposure will adversely affect your life, your job and your relationships with friends and family. If you have been charged with indecent exposure, you have options for your defense that may reduce your sentence or even have your case dismissed. It is vital that you consult an experienced criminal defense attorney who can build a personalized defense for you and successfully represent your case.
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, our Long Beach sex crime defense lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of those accused of indecent exposure. Contact one of our conveniently located California offices today to schedule a free case evaluation with a defense attorney. Having a great legal team on your defense may keep you out of jail!