Exposing your genitals to others in public is considered indecent exposure. However, that is not always enough reason to be convicted of indecent exposure. There has to be a sexual component to it. Whether you are showing yourself off in order to make someone squirm or to get yourself off, you should get a lawyer as soon as you are charged with this offense.
Here are some reasons why.
If you shouldn't have been charged for an indecent exposure charge, you need the best lawyer to help you get the charges dropped. In order for a charge to be considered indecent exposure, there has to be a sexual component to it. Urinating in public (as long as you are trying to hide) shouldn't be considered indecent exposure. Same with breastfeeding. More and more people are trying to put innocent people in jail though they really didn't expose themselves sexually.
While most indecent exposure cases are misdemeanors, you could be looking at a felony. While this means that you may get stuck paying a fine, you could also spend some serious time in jail. You may even have to register as a sex offender.
Because of this, you need someone on your side to help you through this process. Your lawyer will work hard to get the charges dropped. If not, he or she will work to get you a lesser punishment. If a plea bargain is brought to the table, he or she will help you decide what you should do.
If you are looking at an indecent exposure charge, you need to have a lawyer on your side, especially if you weren't really exposing yourself. Your lawyer will do whatever he or she can in order to get your charges dropped.
You also need a lawyer because it is a serious offense. While there are times when you are looking at a misdemeanor, you could also be looking at spending the rest of your life on the sex offenders list, changing your life in ways you never thought possible.
If you have been arrested for indecent exposure in Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Corona or any other surrounding Riverside County city, it's important that you obtain the best representation from an experienced indecent exposure defense attorney. Contact our law office immediately to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We represent adults and juveniles/minors in all the Riverside County courts.