Indecent Exposure Attorneys in Los Angeles
Advocate Law Group, LLP of Beverly Hills, CA is the place you should come if you are looking for Indecent Exposure Attorneys to defend you in the event you have been accused of such a crime.
What is Indecent Exposure in California?
Under California Penal Code 314, it is illegal to willfully and lewdly expose your private parts in a public place or any place where people would be offended or annoyed by such conduct. The sentencing and punishment for indecent exposure can be severe and life changing. For example, if convicted of indecent exposure, you will be required to register as a sex offender under Penal Code Section 290. Thus, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust to represent you.
TO CONVICT YOU OF INDECENT EXPOSURE IN CALIFORNIA, THE PROSECUTION MUST PROVE SEVERAL ELEMENTS
The prosecution must prove:
- You willfully exposed your genitals in the presence of another person(s) who might be offended or annoyed by your actions; AND
- When you exposed yourself, you acted lewdly by intending to direct public attention to your genitals for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying yourself or another person, or sexually offending another person
If it is alleged that you entered an inhabited structure during the commission of this crime, the prosecution must also prove:
- The willful and lewd exposure occurred after you had entered an inhabited dwelling/building/trailer coach without consent
Defenses to an Indecent Exposure Charge Under California PC 314
There are a number of defenses to indecent exposure charges that a California criminal lawyer at Law Advocate Group, LLP can raise on your behalf. Your attorney can argue:
- You did not expose your genitals
- The exposure did not occur in the presence of another
- The exposure was not willful or lewd
- Lack of intent
- Mistaken identity
Each of these defenses can be raised depending upon the facts of your individual case. Be sure to consult a California vehicular manslaughter defense attorney at Law Advocate Group, LLP to learn more.
California indecent exposure sentencing and punishment. When to hire Indecent Exposure Attorneys.
The sentencing and penalties for indecent exposure under California Penal Code section 314 depends upon whether the offense is charged as misdemeanor or felony. If this is your first indecent exposure offense, the crime will be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. If you have a prior indecent exposure conviction on your record, the offense can be charged as a felony punishable by 16 months, 2 or 3 years in county jail and a maximum $10,000 fine. An aggravated indecent exposure conviction can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony and carries with it the same criminal penalties except that a misdemeanor conviction is punishable by up to a year in county jail. Regardless of whether the offense is charged as a misdemeanor or felony, an indecent exposure conviction will require you to register as a sex offender with local law enforcement agencies.
Our Indecent Exposure Attorneys are Experienced & Thorough
Our Indecent Exposure Attorneys are based in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles where our lawyers have acquired over 80 years of combined experience in legal representation. Our skills and knowledge are a top resource for our clients that has been recognized by industry peers and judges. If you have a criminal matter specifically involving Indecent Exposure, please take a moment to fill out the form below so that we may get in contact with you.