Indecent Exposure/Lewd Conduct
Riverside Sex Crime Attorneys: (951) 682-5110
Something as seemingly innocent as public urination or nude sunbathing
can get you arrested and labeled a sex offender.
A conviction for indecent exposure (Penal Code section 314), or lewd conduct
could result in a requirement to register as a sex offender for the rest
of your life. A first indecent exposure offense is a misdemeanor, but
a second or subsequent offense is a felony punishable by up to eight years
If you have been arrested for indecent exposure, please contact a Riverside
sex crime lawyer at Blumenthal Law Offices today. We can work to protect
your rights and minimize the negative consequences to you.
Was Anyone Offended?
Indecent exposure is when a person exposes himself or herself in any public
place where there are others present who could be offended or annoyed.
Lewd conduct includes acts considered indecent or offensive, including
Indecent exposure (or flashing), can be charged if someone is partially
or totally disrobed in any public place, such as:
- Public park
- Public rest room
- Shopping mall
- Public sidewalk
Key to the charge is whether others witnessed the act. Charges are more
serious if a minor was involved.
We Work Hard to Build a Strong Defense
After hearing your side of the story, we may meet with the police investigator
and persuade him or her not to file the case at all. If charges are filed,
we can review the police report and the evidence against you. We can determine
whether there were actually any witnesses, whether they are telling the
truth or have a reason to make a false allegation against you.
If this is a case of mistaken identity, our Riverside criminal defense
lawyers may be able to establish an alibi. We’ll explore all possible
defenses and work diligently with the goal of getting the case against
you dismissed or the charges reduced.