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A person can be charged with Public Lewdness when he or she intentionally exposes the intimate parts of the body in a public place, or in a private place that can be observed from a public place or from another private place. The charge of Exposure Of A Person is similar, though without the element of intent.
Public Lewdness and Exposure Of A Person are Class B Misdemeanors and the penalties include a possible fine and jail sentence. Fortunately, a conviction does not put an offender on the Sex Offender Registry. Nevertheless, conviction on either of these charges will result in a criminal record in addition to a considerable level of embarrassment, particularly for those who are in committed relationships.
What are possible defenses for a public lewdness charge?
Public Lewdness charges often result when a police officer comes across people engaging in sex acts in public places such as parks, restrooms and other semi-secluded locations. In some cases, the police may stake out particular locations or stage stings.
When defending you, Attorney Norman Mattar will carefully examine all aspects of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome. Whenever possible, our goal will be to obtain a dismissal of the charges. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may also be possible to obtain a plea agreement to a lesser charge such as Disorderly Conduct. This charge does not carry the stigma that Public Lewdness does, and it is much easier to explain away.
The message, then, is that you should not despair if you have been charged with Public Lewdness or Exposure Of A Person. The Law Offices of Norman Mattar will vigorously defend you, seeking the best possible outcome for you.
If you’ve been charged with public lewdness, call now to set up a consultation.
To schedule a free consultation about a Public Lewdness or Exposure Of A Person charge in Western New York, call the Law Offices of Norman Mattar at 716-633-4300.