If you have been arrested in San Bernardino for soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in public, your punishment, if convicted, will depend on your prior criminal history and the facts of your case.
Punishment for Misdemeanor
Under California Penal Code 647 (a), soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in public is a misdemeanor offense. It is punishable by imprisonment in county jail for not more than six months, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both.
The court has the ultimate discretion to determine your punishment. Depending on the facts of your case, the judge could place you on probation instead of imposing a jail sentence. The court will decide the terms of your probation, depending on the facts of your case.
If you do not follow the terms of your probation, the court will revoke it and may sentence you to imprisonment in a county jail.
The court also has the power to demand that you register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code Section 290. If the court were to make this decision, it would be difficult for you to live where you currently live.
Call Wallin & Klarich Today if you are Accused of Violating Penal Code 647a
A conviction arising from lewd conduct under penal code 647a can negatively impact your life. You need a criminal defense attorney that you can rely on to guide you through the confusing criminal justice system.
The San Bernardino criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been vigorously defending clients charged with sex crimes. Wallin & Klarich has been helping clients for over thirty years. Depending on the facts of your case, Wallin & Klarich can help you avoid jail time or may be able to get your case dismissed.
If you or a loved one needs a strong criminal defense attorney, call us at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will get through this together.