Public Lewdness Lawyer
“Public Indecency” or “Public lewdness” is a charge that typically includes an element of lustful or sexual indulgence on the part of the defendant. Quite often, convictions of this charge are birthed from engaging in sexual intercourse in a public place, or some other sexually-charged situation. The exposure of private body parts, known as “flashing” or exhibitionism, also constitutes lewd behavior under many statutes.
A person convicted of public lewdness can be subjected to any or all of the following punishments:
- Incarceration. Usually 12 months or less in the county jail.
- Fines. Fines vary depending on the state and the circumstances, but usually reach $1,000.
- Probation. A person on probation regularly meets with a probation officer and fulfills other terms and conditions, such as maintaining employment and attending counseling.
- Community service. Courts often include as a part of probation the requirement that the defendant volunteer for a specified number of hours with court-approved organizations, such as charities.
If a situation has occurred where you have received this charge, call us at 518-283-1245