Modesto Indecent Exposure Lawyer
What is Indecent Exposure?
California Penal Code Section 314 defines “indecent exposure”
as any person who “Exposes [their] person, or the private parts
thereof, in any public place, or in any place where there are present
other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby.” This law is intentionally somewhat vague, allowing it to include and be
applied to a large number of situations.
With stiff penalties and a criminal record being at stake, indecent exposure
charges are a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. When
you are accused, retain the services of a Modesto criminal defense lawyer
by picking up the phone and calling the
Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner. Attorney Girdner’s 18 years of criminal defense experience make
him a top choice to represent you in court.
Call the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner at (209) 326-1533 and retain our
top-rated criminal defense advocacy today.
What are the Penalties for Indecent Exposure?
When you are facing indecent exposure charges, it’s important to
know what’s at stake. Indecent exposure is considered a
sex crime, which means you could be subjected to extra consequences beyond the traditional
misdemeanor penalties a first conviction carries in California.
If convicted, indecent exposure could be carrying the following penalties:
- A jail sentence up to six months
- A fine up to $1,000
- Permanent criminal record
- Lifetime duty to register as a sex offender
These penalties are all for a first conviction without any aggravating
factors, such as the presence of or targeting of any minors.
A lifetime duty to register as a sex offender is a serious consequence,
as this limits where you can live and move, and prevents you from being
able to pursue certain positions of employment. For some, this can mean
a dramatic shift in their lives as they can no longer work in their field.
Don’t allow these charges to devastate your life. When facing indecent
exposure accusations, it is not advised that you fight for your case alone.
Securing the services of our skilled attorney may be able to help you
work with your charges and obtain a much more favorable outcome.
Contact the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner and request a
free case evaluation from our team today.