Orange County Indecent Exposure Defense Attorneys
What to Do After Being Charged With Indecent Exposure - CA Penal Code 314
Because it is considered a sex crime, a conviction of indecent exposure can result in a misdemeanor or a felony, and can also force you to register as a sex offender. It is important to know the ramifications of indecent exposure, because accidental/unknowing exposure in a public area can lead to a charge of indecent exposure. If you are facing a wrongful charge of indecent exposure, you want to fight to protect your rights. With the help of an effective OC criminal defense attorney, you can focus on getting the best possible outcome for your case.
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What Constitutes Indecent Exposure in OC?
Under California Penal Code 314, indecent exposure is publicly exposing your naked body or genitals with lewd intent. Accidental or unknowing exposure is not itself an offense, but it can often be misunderstood when a person's intent is not clear. In many cases, proving purposeful intent greatly affects the outcome of a charge of indecent exposure.
An offense of indecent exposure also requires you to be in view in a public area. This means that being in a public area, such as a park, is not enough to constitute an offense. A person must also be in view of the public, not concealed or otherwise hidden from view. Knowledge of the penal code can protect you against wrongful accusations of indecent exposure and prevent the harsh consequences.
Depending on the situation, a person could face other charges, including:
- Lewd conduct in public
- Lewd conduct with a minor
- Disturbing the peace
More Than a Decade of Criminal Defense Experience in Orange County
A charge of indecent should not be taken lightly when the consequences could be as harsh as a felony and sex offender registration. Do not let mistaken intent and unfortunate circumstance affect your future opportunities and your reputation. If you are facing charges of indecent exposure, turn to a firm with experience in all matters of criminal defense. With years of experience handling difficult criminal cases with positive results, Law Office of Michael L. Guisti in Orange County continues to fight on behalf of clients in Southern California.
Call us today at (714) 530-9690 and schedule a free consultation with our dedicated criminal defense attorneys!
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.