CALIFORNIA Indecent Exposure DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been charged with Indecent Exposure? Do not face this charge alone! Let Weber Law help you today!
Being charged with indecent exposure in California can have consequences that can be detrimental to your life. Having a charge like indecent exposure come up on a background check, having to register as a sex offender, or having the reputation of someone who has been charged with indecent exposure will not make your life easier. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law help you today!
California Indecent Exposure Charges and Penalties
What is Indecent Exposure?
Every person who willfully and lewdly either exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where other people are, and for the act of offending or annoying them is guilty of indecent exposure.
Additionally, you can be charged with indecent exposure if you help someone expose themselves, or take part in any model artist exhibition, or make any other exhibition of yourself to public view, or the view of any number of persons, that could be considered indecent or lewd.
This leaves a broad definition of indecent exposure. Most people think of a “flasher” in a trench coat, but it does not necessarily have to be that circumstance. A woman who exposes her breasts to her boyfriend at a bar where other patrons are, or a man exposing his genitals while sitting on a bus are all good examples of what indecent exposure could be.
What is the Punishment for Indecent Exposure?
What may seem like a funny prank to some can actually have very serious repercussions.
Being found guilty of indecent exposure in the State of California is typically a misdemeanor with a punishment of up to six months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both. If you have been found guilty of indecent exposure before, it is a felony with imprisonment for longer than a year.
Perhaps one of the harsher punishments to being found guilty of indecent exposure is the requirement to register as a sex offender for a minimum of ten years. This can have a lasting impact on your life. Let Weber Law help you navigate through the criminal justice system.
What is the Sex Offender Registration Act?
Every person who has been convicted in any court in California, or in any federal, or military court of indecent exposure, a tier one offense, must register to the chief of police in which the person is residing, or the sheriff of the county if the person is residing in an unincorporated area or city that has no police department, and, additionally, with the chief of police of a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or community college if the person is residing upon the campus or in any of its facilities, within five working days of coming into, or changing the person’s residence within, any city, county, or city and county, or campus in which the person temporarily resides.
This creates an issue when you are looking for work, housing, and trying to move on with your life after a conviction.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a indecent exposure charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Indecent Exposure and how can Weber Law help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when you have to register as a sex offender as a potential sentence. The court system can be intimidating and without good legal help, the consequences can last years. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of indecent exposure such as not realizing your genitals were exposed, an accident, not realizing someone else was there, and a misunderstanding. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to keep you from facing jail time. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. Indecent exposure, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with indecent exposure in the State of California, contact Weber Law for your free consultation today.
CA Penal Code § 314, Lewd or obscene conduct; indecent exposure; obscene exhibitions; punishment
CA Penal Code § 290, Sex Offender Registration Act; duty to register within specified number of days following entrance into or moving within a jurisdiction; offenses requiring mandatory registration; duration of registration requirement.
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