Indecent exposure is a lesser sex crime charge that still carries harsh penalties if you are convicted. The Law Office of Russ Wyatt can serve to protect your rights and help you obtain an acquittal or dismissal of charges if you have been accused of this crime.
Typically a misdemeanor offense, indecent exposure may be charged as a felony if the offender has previous convictions on his or her record. This means you could face up to a year in county jail or even more time in state prison. A defense lawyer who is experienced and capable will be able to review your charges and determine how to best defend your case – helping to ensure you are found not guilty or that you receive alternative sentencing rather than jail time.
We understand that now, more than ever, you will need aggressive representation by an attorney who can effectively assert your rights and help you avoid a conviction. You may face sex offender registration for an indecent exposure conviction, and this means that you may be labeled as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
Indecent Exposure Penalties
Exposing one’s sex organs or breasts in public, with the intention of causing arousal, shock or offense is defined as indecent exposure per California law. This excludes exposure which occurs in an adult or sexually oriented business where it is part of the person’s job description, or at certain beaches where nudity is accepted. Assisting or procuring another to expose their genitalia or breasts is also a criminal offense. Indecent exposure is punishable by:
- County jail sentence
- State prison sentence
- Registration as a sex offender