AZ Indecent Exposure Laws
Mesa Sex Crime Lawyer
Arizona legislation defines indecent exposure as the intentional exposure
of one’s private parts in public. While this crime’s definition
may seem straightforward, the prosecution actually has more work than
it seems at first glance. If you have been charged with indecent exposure
and now need to protect yourself from the heavy hand of the law, allow
our Mesa sex crimes lawyers from Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense
Attorneys to represent you. We have years of combined experience in and
out of court, giving us the ability to see through the state’s case
and exploit its weaknesses on your behalf.
Do not give the prosecution more time to gain an advantage.
Dial 480.418.0776 today to get started on your case.
Possible Defenses to Indecent Exposure Charges
The prosecutor will be tasked with proving, beyond a reasonable doubt,
to the judge or jury that you did in fact commit indecent exposure. With
our Mesa criminal defense lawyers on your side, you will know that real
fighters are standing before you.
Three aspects of your charges we can fight the prosecution on are:
Private body parts: Many indecent exposure cases are based on nothing more than accusations
and alleged witness testimonies. Without photographic or video evidence
of your alleged crime, how can the prosecution, and even the witnesses,
be sure you exposed yourself at all? If they alleged the crime took place
at night, the odds of them knowing what they saw are even lower.
Willingness: Indecent exposure charges hinge on your intentional and willful exposure
of private parts or genitals. If you did not mean to expose yourself,
or did not know that anyone was around to see you, you have not committed
indecent exposure. If anything can be charged at all, it should be a reduced
public lewdness charge.
Public: Were you within your home, unaware that your blinds were open, when you
were arrested for indecent exposure? Proving that you were in a public
place can be difficult for the prosecution, as even a public bathroom
is arguably private.
High Penalties Require Fast Defense
Depending on who is accusing you of indecent exposure, you could be charged
with a high level misdemeanor or a felony. Either one can penalize you
with thousands in fines and state fees and months or a year spent in jail. Most
sex crimes in Arizona will also include mandatory sex offender registration upon
conviction, a penalty that will follow you for the rest of your life. Get your
free initial consultation with our Mesa criminal defense attorneys today to learn how you can start
protecting yourself and your reputation from an indecent exposure accusation.