Indecent Exposure

San Diego Indecent Exposure Attorney

Indecent exposure falls under Penal Code section 314 and makes it illegal for a person to expose himself or herself for the purpose of offending other people or for sexual gratification.

Examples of indecent exposure are a man who shows his genitals in a crowded park for sexual gratification or a woman who shows her breasts outside a senior citizen home to offend people leaving the building.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. If the suspect commits the crime after entering a house without permission, it’s punished by one year in prison or up to a year in county jail.

If a person is convicted of indecent exposure a second time, the crime is a felony and punished by up to three years in prison.

There can be defenses to indecent exposure so it’s important to talk with a criminal defense attorney to get help with your case if you are charged with indecent exposure.