Public Lewdness in Texas

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A person commits the crime of public lewdness if he or she is in a public place and is engaged in sexual intercourse, or if he or she is in a private place and is reckless about whether another individual is present and might reasonably be offended by his or her sexual acts. According to the Texas Penal Code, public lewdness may also extend to other acts such as sexual contact (like groping another person’s genitals), deviate sexual acts (acts that include sexual contact with a person’s genitals and the genitals, mouth, or anus of another), or acts involving contact between the person’s mouth/genitals and the anus or genitals or an animal or fowl.

Crimes of a sexual nature often carry a certain stigma, and many employers and landlords hesitate to rent to people with convictions on their records. Our office can help. Jason Trumpler has been practicing criminal law for over 15-years, and has taken approximately 100 cases to trial before a jury. Call today to discuss your options at (512) 359-3300.

Potential Consequences

The act of public lewdness is not a crime where you will typically be ordered to register as a sex offender. However, a public lewdness conviction is typically a Class A Misdemeanor and can have its own serious consequences.

If you are convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, you may face:

  • Up to 1-year in jail and/or
  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • Court costs/fees
  • Probation

Also, a final conviction will appear on any background check that any entity in the future decides to run on you.

Contact Us at (512) 359-3300

Jason Trumpler is an experienced criminal defense attorney who will examine the evidence from the prosecution’s side and craft the best legal defense possible. Currently he practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bell, Coryell, Burnet, Caldwell, Bastrop, and Comal. Contact us today at (512) 359-3300.