Washington indecent exposure to a child DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been charged With Indecent Exposure to a Child? Do not face this charge alone!
Being charged with indecent exposure to a child in Washington can have consequences that can be detrimental to your record. Having a charge like indecent exposure to a child come up on a background check, or having the reputation of someone who has been charged with indecent exposure to a child, will not make your life easier. Do not face these charges alone; let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Indecent Exposure to a Child Charges and Penalties
What is Indecent Exposure?
A person is guilty of indecent exposure to a child if he or she intentionally makes any open and obscene exposure of his or her person or the person of another to a person under the age of fourteen years old, knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm.
Examples of indecent exposure include the typical flasher in a trench coat exposing themselves to someone, a woman flashing her breasts, or a man exposing his genitals while sitting on a bus.
It is important to note that the act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is not indecent exposure.
There are ways to fight the charge of indecent exposure to a child, but it is extremely difficult without a knowledgeable legal team on your side.
What is the Punishment for Indecent Exposure to a Child?
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.
Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, but if the person exposes himself or herself to a person under the age of fourteen, it is considered a gross misdemeanor. If a person has previously been convicted of indecent exposure or a sex crime, it is considered a class C felony.
A gross misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment up to three hundred sixty-four days, or by a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
Additionally, if you have been convicted of a sex crime, Washington can require you to register as a sex offender. Any adult residing whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is employed, or works in the State of Washington, who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment. When registering you must provide your name, residential address, date and place of birth, place of employment, crime for which convicted, date and place of conviction, social security number, photograph, and fingerprints.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. 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 of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an indecent exposure to a child charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Indecent Exposure to a Child and 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 indecent exposure which include not actually exposing genitals, 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. Indecent exposure to a child, 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 indecent exposure to a child in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.
WA ST § 9A.88.010, Indecent exposure
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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