Indecent Exposure in Texas

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Posted on: September 16, 2016
Indecent Exposure Lawyer in Austin Texas
 
 
CONTACT US AT 512-457-5200
 
A person commits the offense of indecent exposure if he or she exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he or she is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.  The offender must act “recklessly,” meaning that the act was not solicited and was lacking in consent. An important aspect of indecent exposure is the lack of physical contact – if an individual makes some sort of physical contact with his or her genitals, then sexual assault or assault charges might be brought forth instead. Additionally, it is important to note that in order to file an indecent exposure charge, intent to arouse or gratify sexual desire must be present. Therefore, it is erroneous to charge an individual defecating in public with indecent exposure as people who are urinating or defecating in public typically do not do so with the intent to sexually arouse another person.  In addition, folks who are just wandering nude without sexual intent should not get charged with this crime.  
 
If you or a loved one has been charged with indecent exposure, it is important that you enlist the help of an aggressive attorney. Austin Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Trumpler has over 15 years of experience defending tough criminal cases. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.
 
Potential Consequences:
 
Typically, an indecent exposure conviction is a Class B Misdemeanor. An indecent exposure conviction on your record can be very damaging. A conviction will appear on future employment and housing background checks. A Class B Misdemeanor carries with it:
 
Up to 180 days in the county jail.
Up to a $2,000 fine or both jail and fine.
 
In addition, if you have are facing a charge of indecent exposure with a prior conviction, you can be required to register as a sex offender if you are subsequently convicted of the crime.
 
Contact Us at 512-457-5200
 
Jason Trumpler is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney with over 15-years of experience. He currently practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bell, Comal, Coryell, Bastrop, Burnet, and Lee. Call our office today at 512-457-5200.
 

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