Sex Crimes Articles

A New Law Lessens the Harshest Penalty for Indecent Exposure

There is a dramatic change coming to California’s criminal justice system that will alter the amount of time those who have been convicted of certain crimes will have to spend on the registry of sex offenders. Under current law, any person required to register as a sex offender endures a life sentence on that registry, regardless of how severe the crime they committed (PC 290). Beginning on January 1, 2021,…

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The Elements of Indecent Exposure (PC 314)

What is considered “indecent” to you? This is relative to each individual and is constantly changing with societal norms. When it comes to the law, indecent exposure is defined under California Penal Code Section 314. The crime of indecent exposure is punishable by up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. In addition, you will be required to register as a sex offender under California Penal…

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