The Los Angeles Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully representing clients charged with indecent exposure in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Our attorneys have the skill and expertise to provide you with the best possible defense in your case.
While a California indecent exposure conviction may not seem like a very serious offense in the big picture, the consequences can change your life. This crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances.
Indecent Exposure Consequences
In most cases, a first indecent exposure conviction subjects you to misdemeanor penalties of up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A second offense for indecent exposure is a felony and can lead to a state prison sentence.
The most devastating consequence of a conviction under Penal Code 314 for either a felony or a misdemeanor is that you will have a lifetime duty to register as a California sex offender. The duty to register as a sex offender affects everything from your ability to gain employment to keeping the job you currently have. If you are a registered sex offender you also may be banned from visiting parks or even your children’s school.
In order to convict you of indecent exposure, the prosecutor will have to prove:
- You willfully exposed your genitals, in the presence of someone who might be offended or annoyed by your actions, AND
- You intended to direct public attention to your genitals for the purpose of either:
- Sexually gratifying yourself or someone else, OR
- Sexually offending someone else.
There are numerous legal defenses that arise in every case of indecent exposure that we handle. Saving you from incarceration and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender is our goal and we have been successful in hundreds of cases.
If you or a loved one has been charged with indecent exposure, contact the experienced Los Angeles Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 877-466-5245.