Indecent Exposure Lawyer in Fresno
Defending Charges Across Tulare, Kings & Madera Counties
Indecent exposure is defined as "the deliberate exhibition of an individuals private parts in a public place." Although many people think indecent exposure is a minor offense, usually a misdemeanor, the penalties can still be severe. In California, sex crimes have serious consequences.
If you are convicted for indecent exposure, you will have to register as a sex offender. This may require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, and will become public knowledge. Being labeled a sex offender will have very damaging effects on your reputation, and your personal life.
The elements for indecent exposure are set forth in California Penal Code Section 314. To be convicted for this crime, the prosecution must prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt. Indecent exposure occurs when:
- A person exposes a part of their naked body;
- In a location where others are present, and could likely be annoyed or offended;
- With the specific intent to direct public attention towards the person's genitals for gratification or sexual arousal.
Often times, a person is charged for indecent exposure even without the third requirement being met. This is where having an experienced lawyer can help to get the case against you completely dismissed.
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At Wapner Jones, PC, we have the skills, knowledge and professional representation to guide you through the legal process from beginning to end. If you have been charged with indecent exposure, or if you have questions about any other criminal charges, do not hesitate to contact us today. Fill out our online contact form, or call (559) 257-4707 to schedule a free consultation.
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