Los Angeles Indecent Exposure Lawyer
Accused of Indecent Exposure in California?
If you or a loved one has been arrested or faces indecent exposure charges in California, the next move you make can mean the difference between being able to live life on your terms and living under the watchful eye of law enforcement. It can mean the difference between being engaged with your community and living under a constant cloud of suspicion. It can mean being targeted by neighbors and strangers alike who access the online database of registered sex offenders.
Penalties for Indecent Exposure
In California, it is illegal to willfully expose one’s “private parts” in a public place or in a place where others are present for the purpose of sexual arousal or to deliberately offend people.
To be charged with indecent exposure, the act must have been lewd or obscene. A prosecutor will need to prove that you intended to direct public attention to your genitals for sexual gratification or to insult.
A first-time charge of indecent exposure is generally a misdemeanor that carries penalties of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. A second offense or prior criminal record is charged as a felony. Regardless of whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, indecent exposure requires registration as a sex offender for 10 years.
In California, an indecent exposure conviction carries severe penalties, such as:
- For a misdemeanor, up to six months in jail.
- For a misdemeanor, up to $1,000 in fines.
- For a felony, up to three years in prison.
- For a felony, up to $10,000 in fines.
- Registration as a sex offender – for LIFE.
The police and prosecutors are NOT on your side, but fortunately for you, defense attorney Chad Lewin and our team ARE on your side. With our help, you or your loved one will have every possible advantage in fighting the California criminal justice system, in protecting your future, and in getting your charges reduced or dropped.
We have thousands of case victories in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Our managing partner, attorney Chad Lewin, is a tenacious, experienced, winning defense lawyer who is respected tremendously by prosecutors and by California judges. Our courtroom relationships – built by THOUSANDS of victories in these courts on behalf of people like you – give you a huge advantage. And you need every advantage possible when fighting indecent exposure charges in the California criminal justice system.
Remember, you are fighting to protect your future. We will take advantage of the law and use the best defense strategies possible to protect your innocence and your future! ALL of your rights will be protected, and we will NOT stop until we have secured your freedom and achieved the BEST possible outcome for you or your loved ones.
Defenses for Indecent Exposure
Examples of the defenses we may use in your indecent exposure case include:
- The police arrested the wrong person.
- The witness was mistaken.
- The exposure was accidental.
- Your genitals were not bare.
- You were in a secluded area and didn’t think that other people would see you.
- You didn’t intend to draw attention to your genitals.
- Your intention wasn’t to sexually arouse yourself or someone else.
- Your intention wasn’t to sexually offend someone else.
Contact an Indecent Exposure Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles at (800) 458-1488
Without the most aggressive, experienced, winning Los Angeles sex offense lawyer fighting for you, your conviction could result in the end of your life as you know it. The LAST thing you need is an indecent exposure conviction on your record, as this will permanently tarnish your reputation and impact your entire future. Often times, we can stop police investigations before you EVER get charged with a crime. (If you have NOT been formally charged, but you are being accused and/or investigated, read more about how we get involved with pre-file investigations.) Remember, do NOT speak to police, investigators, or detectives about your case.
Anything you tell them CAN be used against you in a court of law. Prosecutors WILL NOT BE LENIENT with you because you’re “being nice.” It doesn’t work that way. If you’ve been charged with indecent exposure in California, time is of the essence! Every minute you wait matters, so call defense attorney Chad Lewin at Lewin Law Group immediately for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL consultation at (800) 458-1488. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or your loved ones.