Indecent Exposure

About Indecent Exposure:

California criminal law prohibits indecent exposure. The crime is defined in California Penal Code Section 314 as every person who willfully and lewdly, either:

  1. Exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby; or,
  2. Procures, counsels, or assists any person so to expose himself or take part in any model artist exhibition, or to make any other exhibition of himself to public view, or the view of any number of persons, such as is offensive to decency, or is adapted to excite to vicious or lewd thoughts or acts.

The conduct that will satisfy this definition is very broad.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, but if there is someone under the age of 16, or if the actor has prior convictions it can be a felony.

A conviction may also trigger registration requirements and the registration list is public. Therefore an accusation of this sort must be taken very seriously.

If you or someone you love has been charged with indecent exposure, don’t wait. You need an attorney right away.  Call The Law Office of Jamie N. Harris immediately for your free consultation.

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