For more than 30 years, the aggressive Los Angeles indecent exposure defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been successfully representing clients accused of serious crimes. We have experience defending clients accused of felony and misdemeanor charges and have the knowledge to create unique winning defenses and strategies. If you have been arrested and charged for indecent exposure in California, you should contact us today.
Indecent exposure is when an individual exposes his or her genitalia or a woman exposes her breasts in a public location, offending or bothering other people in the area. Laws regarding indecent exposure vary depending upon the person’s situation and may result in a felony or misdemeanor indecent exposure charge.
California Penal Code Section 314 states that if an individual knowingly exposes his or her genitals or breasts in public, offending others, he or she has violated the law and will be punished accordingly.
The social stigma that comes with a indecent exposure charge is can be disastrous. Many people think that when an individual has been charged with indecent exposure, he or she is a sexual deviant or pervert who inappropriately displays their genitals in public, which is often not the case. There are many activities that, although the general public may not be offended by them, State or Federal laws say are illegal. For example, some people who are arrested for indecent exposure are not naked at all but are wearing shorts or swim suits. Although the clothing may not offend others, the law may deem it inappropriate and worthy of an arrest.
If you are convicted of public indecency or indecent exposure in California, you may be forced to register as a sex offender. Sex offenders must comply with strict laws and may have difficulty finding employment or a place to live. You may also have to serve a term in jail and pay a monetary fine. You need an attorney to protect your freedom and keep you out of jail.
If you are facing indecent exposure charges in California, you should hire an experienced Los Angeles indecent exposure defense lawyer immediately to defend your rights. Call the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today to discuss your indecent case.
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