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Have you been charged with Performing Lewd Acts in Public? Let Weber Law help you today!
Being charged with performing lewd acts in public in California can have consequences that can be detrimental to your life. Having a charge like performing lewd acts in public come up on a background check or having the reputation of someone who has been charged with lewd acts in public will not make your life easier. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law help you today!
California Performing Lewd Acts in Public Charges and Penalties
What is a Lewd Act?
An individual who solicits anyone to engage in or who engages in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view is guilty of conducting lewd acts in public. But what exactly is a lewd act? A lewd act is an act that involves touching genitals, whether they are yours or someone else’s, for the purpose of sexual gratification or to annoy or offend another person.
There are specific aspects that must be met for you to be charged with a lewd act in public which include touching your own body or someone else’s in a lewd manner, in the presence of someone who might be offended or annoyed, and that is in a public place or within public view.
There are ways to fight the charge of performing a lewd act in public, but it is extremely difficult without a knowledgeable legal team on your side.
What is the Punishment for Performing a Lewd Act in Public?
What may seem like a funny prank to some can actually have very serious repercussions. Having a sex crime on your record can make it hard to get a job, or even keep your current job, as some employment has certain guidelines that they follow.
Being found guilty of indecent exposure in the state of California is typically a misdemeanor with a punishment of up to six months imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
If you are convicted of performing a lewd act in public, it is important to know that you do not have to register as a sex offender in the state of California.
What is the Sex Offender Registration Act?
Every person who has been convicted in any court in California, or in any federal, or military court of certain acts outlined in the statute, must register to the chief of police in which the person is residing, or the sheriff of the county if the person is residing in an unincorporated area or city that has no police department, and, additionally, with the chief of police of a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or community college if the person is residing upon the campus or in any of its facilities, within five working days of coming into, or changing the person’s residence within, any city, county, or city and county, or campus in which the person temporarily resides.
This creates an issue when you are looking for work, housing, and trying to move on with your life after a conviction.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a performing lewd acts in public charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, do not go through this alone. The court system can be intimidating and without good legal help, the consequences can last years. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of performing lewd acts in public which include not actually exposing genitals, the touching was not performed for sexual gratification, and simple accidents. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to keep you from facing jail time. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. Performing lewd acts, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with performing lewd acts in public in the State of California, contact Weber Law for your free consultation today.
CA Penal Code § 647, Disorderly conduct
CA Penal Code § 290, Sex Offender Registration Act; duty to register within specified number of days following entrance into or moving within a jurisdiction; offenses requiring mandatory registration; duration of registration requirement.
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