Indecent Exposure Defense Attorney in Visalia, CA
Have You Been Charged with Exposing Yourself?
Exposing one's self in public is a serious crime in California. If convicted, you could face some very harsh penalties. You could also be forced to publicly register as a sex offender, lose your job, and even be deported. If you face indecent exposure charges, you need to contact an experienced Visalia criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Schweitzer & Davidian can fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
What Is Considered Indecent Exposure in California?
Under Penal Code (PC) 314, it is illegal to willfully and maliciously expose your genitals to someone else while in a public place. You can also face indecent exposure charges if you expose your body while on private property and can be seen by someone else. This is a misdemeanor offense, but it can still result in a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
If you are convicted of a second or subsequent indecent exposure offense, you could face a felony charge. A second offense is punishable by 16 months in jail and a $2,000 fine. A third offense is punishable by two years in jail and a $4,000 fine.
What Are the Penalties for Indecent Exposure?
The penalties for indecent exposure will depend on the circumstances of your case. If you were exposing yourself to a minor, you could face even harsher penalties. If you were exposing yourself to a minor, you could be charged with a felony offense. If you were exposing yourself to a minor, you could be charged with a felony offense and face up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
If you have been charged with indecent exposure and you have a prior conviction, you could be charged with a felony offense. If you have a prior conviction, you could face up to four years in jail and a $10,000 fine. If you have multiple prior convictions, you could face up to eight years in jail and a $20,000 fine.
Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you face indecent exposure charges, it helps to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. A conviction for this serious crime can have long-term consequences. You may be forced to register as a sex offender, lose your job, and even be deported. Our Visalia criminal defense attorneys can fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
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