Indecent Exposure Lawyer in Los Angeles
What is indecent exposure?
Indecent exposure is typically considered a “lesser” sex offense. It does not necessarily involve forced or nonconsensual sexual conduct and therefore may not have a direct victim. Indecent exposure charges involve a defendant who has allegedly exposed his or her sexual organs in public. Also referred to as public indecency, indecent exposure involves exposing one’s naked body or genitalia in a lewd manner. Exposure would need to be intentional and for the purpose of causing offense, sexual arousal or annoyance. Breastfeeding in public is not considered indecent exposure.
If you have been accused of indecent exposure in Los Angeles, I can offer you my services as an experienced sex crime defense attorney to help you challenge these allegations and work toward avoiding a conviction. Though indecent exposure is often considered one of the lesser sex crimes, a conviction may still result in the following penalties:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Fine of up to $1,000
- Lifetime sex offender registration
Enhanced penalties may apply if a defendant is accused of entering an inhabited dwelling or building and exposing oneself.
Challenging Indecent Exposure Allegations in Los Angeles
To challenge indecent exposure allegations, a Los Angeles sex crime lawyer from my team may use a defense strategy based upon the fact that my client did not act intentionally or in a lewd manner. Accidental exposure happens, and there is no reason for a person to face criminal charges and the possibility of lifetime sex offender registration because his swimming trunks slipped off at the beach or her blouse slipped down at a nightclub. I will thoroughly review your charges from every angle to determine what evidence law enforcement has to use against you and whether this has any merit. I will work tirelessly to challenge the prosecuting attorney’s case in order to protect your interests.
Contact a Los Angeles indecent exposure defense attorney today to find out how you can avoid serious penalties for this sex offense.