Beverly Hills Indecent Exposure Attorne
Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Serving the Los Angeles Area
If you are arrested for indecent exposure, public indecency or a public sex act, you should not admit to anything before you have spoken with a knowledgeable attorney. Nor should you plead guilty thinking that you can put the event behind you and move on. A conviction on these charges can have ramifications far beyond the immediate charge, including damage to your career or your immigration status.
Beverly Hills Indecent Exposure Attorney Jonathan Franklin understands your distress in this situation. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin, will provide a resolute defense designed to handle your matter in the most efficient manner possible, while attempting to reduce or eliminate those detrimental collateral consequences.
California’s Definition of Indecent Exposure
In California, indecent exposure is defined as the act of publicly exhibiting one’s genitalia to one or more persons, usually with the intent to shock or disturb the unsuspecting viewer.
If you are facing these types of charges, contact us at 310-273-9600 for a free consultation. We can help you begin the process of structuring your indecent exposure defense. Our firm also handles criminal defense cases involving lewd conduct (lewdness) and sexual misconduct.
Resolving the Problem
The best outcome is a dismissal of the charge. There may be various legal grounds on which a dismissal can be achieved, and Mr. Franklin will explore all of these possibilities. Depending on your circumstances, it may also be possible to negotiate a reduced charge which does not carry the same social stigma as an indecent exposure charge, such as a charge of disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct.
A man who has been arrested for these charges can quite naturally feel a sense of violation and injustice. But the societal and political issues raised by your arrest must be resolved in a different place, at a different time. You need to focus on the immediate effect that the charge has on your life. The Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin will work to deal effectively with the problem and to achieve the most positive outcome possible in your situation.
Sex Offender Registration
If convicted for certain kinds of sex crimes, you will be required to register as a sex offender. The practical consequences can be significant: your picture and information concerning your crime will be posted online and the community in which you live will be notified. Obviously, this can affect where you live and your ability to integrate back into society. In some cases, however, you may be able to avoid registering as a sex offender, depending on the specifics of your case. Our office can review your criminal record and discuss the legal options available to you.