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Indecent Exposure

Indecent exposure is the deliberate exhibition of a person's private parts in a public place. While many believe indecent exposure to be a minor crime (often a misdemeanor) in California the penalties can be severe.

A conviction for indecent exposure will require registration as a sex offender which can have long lasting and damaging effects on your personal and professional life.

California Penal Code Section 314 sets forth the elements for this crime, each of which must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • An individual exposed his or her naked body;
  • In a place where other people are present and would likely be offended or annoyed;
  • With the specific intent to direct public attention to his or her genitals for sexual arousal or gratification.

Often people are charged without meeting the third requirement.  This is where an experienced attorney can help get your charges dismissed.

If you have been charged with indecent exposure, hiring a competent attorney is your first step.

Talk to an attorney at Jones Law today.