Last month a man was arrested for indecent exposure in Ventura County for allegedly exposing himself to a woman in a store parking lot. The woman called police and reported that a man approached her in a shopping center parking lot as she was leaving the store. When she got into her car, the suspect, later identified as Garnett York, allegedly unzipped his pants and started fondling himself as he looked directly at the woman. York left the scene by the time police arrived, but they located him a few blocks away.
Are you or a loved one facing a similar charge. For you to be found guilty of the crime of indecent exposure in violation of Penal Code section 314, the People must prove that:
1. You willfully exposed your genitals in the presence of another person or persons who might be offended or annoyed by your conduct; and 2. When you exposed yourself, you acted lewdly by intending to direct public attention to your genitals for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying you or another person, or sexually offending another person.
If convicted of this crime, it is a misdemeanor and it is punishable by up to a $1000 fine and up to one year in jail. A conviction may also require the person to register as a sex offender under penal code 290.
If you or a loved one is facing a similar charge of indecent exposure, contact the Ventura sex crimes attorneys at Wallin and Klarich, immediately. We at Wallin and Klarich have many years of experience successfully defending people charged with sex crimes. It is important to contact us as soon as possible due to the seriousness of the charges.
We will work to aggressively defend you by investigating all aspects of your case. We will work to ensure that your rights are protected and that you clearly understand the legal process. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can be reached by phone at 1-877-230-1529 or through our website at www.wklaw.com. We will be there when you call.