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Arizona laws regarding indecent exposure may seem fairly straightforward at first glance—anyone who exposes a private body part in the presence of other people could potentially be charged with indecent exposure. However, there are actually quite a number of things the prosecution must prove in order to convict someone of indecent exposure.
At Naegle Law Firm, we know how to uncover holes in the prosecution’s case. Our highly experienced Mesa indecent exposure attorney can build a solid defense on your behalf and help you work to avoid the harsh penalties of an indecent exposure conviction.
Possible Defenses for Indecent Exposure Charges
As previously mentioned, the prosecution must prove a number of things in order to secure a conviction for indecent exposure in Arizona:
- Firstly, the prosecution must prove that you intentionally exposed a “private part.” This includes the genitals, anus, or female nipple or areola (with the exception of breast feeding in public).
- Secondly, the prosecution must prove that you exposed a private part when other people were present/in the presence of others.
- Lastly, the prosecution must prove that you were reckless in exposing a private part (e.g. not taking into account that others may be offended).
For example, a person who is changing in a locker room at a gym, even in the presence of other people, will likely not be able to be convicted of indecent exposure, as his or her actions were not reckless in nature. Furthermore, if you can prove that you accidentally exposed a private part, you will likely be able to successfully defend against indecent exposure charges.
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While indecent exposure charges may not necessarily seem as serious as other types of sex crimes, a conviction could result in harsh penalties. Depending on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony and other factors, such as whether a minor under the age of 15 was present, you could be facing jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and years of probation.
It is important that you speak to a skilled Mesa indecent exposure attorney about your legal rights. Naegle Law Firm can help. We offer personalized legal services and compassionate, one-on-one attention throughout each stage of the process. Our founding attorney, Charlie Naegle, has earned a solid reputation amongst local prosecutors for his commitment to fighting for his clients. When you work with us, we will not give up on you—no matter what.
Our firm is here for you every step of the way. Call (480) 245-5550 for a free consultation.
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