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Steve Whitworth Attorney At Law has been defending clients against sex-related charges for 14 years. He provides defendants with aggressive and honest representation at a reasonable price. He has accrued more than 130 wins within the span of only 7 years, and he is prepared to strategize an effective defense against your indecent exposure charges. Whether you face misdemeanor or felony accusations, our firm can put up a strong fight for your rights.

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What Is Considered “Indecent Exposure?”

According to California Penal Code 314 PC, indecent exposure is a misdemeanor defined as willfully exposing one’s naked body or genitals to another person who would be offended or annoyed by such an act. To prove a crime of indecent exposure, the prosecution must show the following elements of the crime:

  • the defendant willfully exposed their genitals;
  • they performed the above in the presence of someone who might be offended or annoyed by their actions; and
  • the defendant intended to direct public attention to their genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification or to sexually offend someone else.

Note that the more serious crime of aggravated indecent exposure is a wobbler offense that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A defendant may be accused of aggravated indecent exposure if they expose themselves:

  • in an inhabited home, trailer, or building; and
  • they entered the home, trailer, or building without permission.

Penalties and Repercussions

Generally, simple indecent exposure is charged as a misdemeanor punishable by:

  • up to 6 months in county jail;
  • up to $1,000 in fines; and
  • at least 10 years of sex offender registration.

The penalties may increase significantly in cases of aggravated indecent exposure. If the wobbler offense is charged as a misdemeanor, the defendant may face the above misdemeanor penalties. However, if the aggravated indecent exposure is charged as a felony, the defendant may face the following penalties:

  • 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in California state prison;
  • up to $10,000 in fines; and
  • at least 10 years of sex offender registration.

Note that repeat offenders, or individuals convicted of indecent exposure for a second or subsequent time, they will automatically be charged with felony indecent exposure. Additionally, if the defendant has a prior conviction for lewd acts with a minor, they may also face felony charges, even if this is their first indecent exposure charge.

If you are facing criminal charges for indecent exposure, whether simple or aggravated, and whether this is a first offense or you are a repeat offender, Steve Whitworth Attorney At Law can defend you. We can examine the facts of your situation to determine whether the prosecution even has a strong enough case to prove the required elements of your crime. We can also strategize a defense to reduce potential felony penalties to the misdemeanor level. Whatever your legal situation, we will fight honestly and aggressively for your rights in the criminal justice system.

Call (916) 659-5233 or contact our firm online for a free consultation to get started.

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