Sex crimes are often delicate situations with the potential to destroy lives. Often, the social penalties for sex crimes, like indecent exposure, can greatly outweigh the legal penalties for prison time and registration as a sex offender. Indecent exposure is a deceptively minor offense that can result in extreme penalties. Law enforcement will try to prosecute you to the fullest extent they are able. With your future on the line, our Mission sex crimes attorney is prepared to fight for your rights.
According to Texas law, indecent exposure is the showing of any part of the defendant’s anus or genitals with the intent to arouse the sexual desire of any person. The defendant must also have shown reckless disregard for others who may be present and offended or alarmed by the act. Prosecutors must demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the act occurred for a conviction.
The penalties for indecent exposure are strict. The offense is charged as a Class B misdemeanor, and you may face up to 180 days in county jail and up to $2,000 in fines. It is up to the discretion of the judge to determine how severe the penalties will be. Prior convictions for indecent exposure are likely to result in the penalties being higher. If there have already been prior convictions for indecent exposure, you will also need to register as a sex offender.
Indecent exposure allegations can arise as a way to damage the reputation of a person or to enact revenge. It isn’t uncommon for these accusations to be made to discredit someone or for the purposes of gaining something from the other person’s legal troubles. It may be used in divorce or custody cases to prevent the other spouse or parent from gaining a fair settlement.
Defenses for Indecent Exposure include:
The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC is committed to providing compassionate client service and aggressive, proven defense for your criminal defense needs. Our Mission sex crimes lawyer believes that every client should be treated as an individual and a human, rather than a case file. We will listen to your concerns and needs, and work with you to find legal options that are the best fit for your case. Sex crimes can be harmful to your career, relationships, and future, so we will work tirelessly to help you protect your rights. Our attorney also offers his services in Spanish, so every client can have access to knowledgeable legal counsel.
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