San Diego Indecent Exposure Lawyer
Facing Charges of Indecent Exposure in San Diego, CA?
Sometimes, even a seemingly innocent or unintentional action may qualify
as indecent exposure and lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. If convicted,
not only will you face jail or state prison time, but you will be required
to register as a sex offender, resulting in a lifetime label that will
forever affect where you can live and work, as well as making you a social pariah.
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer James N. Dicks is experienced with defending
charges involving indecent exposure. As a former police officer and narcotics
investigator, attorney James N. Dicks has a thorough understanding of
California laws governing indecent exposure. He is a
board certified criminal law specialist and has
served in the criminal justice system since 1977.
If you are looking for a highly skilled indecent exposure lawyer, you should
review the firm's
case results. The firm offers a free consultation to discuss your case and determine
the best course of action for you.
In What Circumstances Is Indecent Exposure Charged?
Indecent exposure, under state law, is definite as publicly exposing genitalia
to another person or persons, with an intention to shock or disturb, or
for sexual gratification. There can be innocent reasons behind the exposure,
and there may have been absolutely no intention to create a problem for
another person, such as urinating and being witnessed by another in error,
or in a prank that went terribly wrong. Those who have any prior conviction
for indecent exposure can expect harsh treatment if convicted, including
the requirement to register as a sex offender, with name, address and
photo all easily accessible on the internet or even a smart phone.
Penalties for Indecent Exposure in California
Indecent exposure is typically charged as a misdemeanor, where the maximum
penalty is a sentence of up to one year in county jail. However, multiple
indecent exposure convictions will usually lead to a felony charge, where
the minimum penalty is one year in state prison.
If you enter a house or other dwelling without consent and expose yourself,
you will likely receive a one year prison sentence. In addition, indecent
exposure may even qualify as sexual assault, if it is alleged that physical
contact was made.
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The penalties imposed will be much more severe in cases of prior convictions
for the same or a similar sex crime, and the charges filed are likely
to be at the felony level. Reducing the charge to a misdemeanor or getting
the charges fully dismissed is the first goal that will be pursued. Finding
out details about the witness reports, what lies behind this report, and
whether there are mitigating circumstances is an important part of crafting
a defense case that gets a positive result.
Contact the firm immediately, as the attorney is a certified criminal law
specialist, one of only a small percentage of lawyers in the area. His
background and case results make the firm one of the most respected criminal
defense law firms in San Diego.
Call today for immediate representation from a qualified, credentialed criminal lawyer
with extensive trial experience in sex crime cases.