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If your case involves Indecent Exposure seek the council of a criminal attorney
Indecent exposure is when a person intentionally exposes their “private parts” (genitalia) in a public place or
where people will see in a lewd manner. A person exposes themselves in a “lewd” manner if “When the defendant
exposed (himself/herself), (he/she) acted lewdly by intending to direct public attention to (his/her) genitals for
the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying (himself/herself) or another person, or sexually offending another
Therefore the critical element, assuming a person did expose themselves is if they intended to expose
themselves for purposes of sexually arousing themselves or the person that they are exposing themselves to. If a
person accidentally exposed themselves that is not sufficient for prosecution under penal code section 314.
I you or a loved one is accused of indecent exposure it is critical that you obtain an experienced San Diego
Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. An indecent exposure can lead to registration as a sex offender and
depending of the circumstance can be charged as a felony. An experienced criminal defense attorney can insure that
every possible defense and mitigation is presented on your behalf to avoid the conviction, and or the registration
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Donte T. Wyatt has handled and tried cases involving Penal Code section 314.
Attorney Wyatt has the knowledge and experience to insure that your rights are protected if you are charged with
violating Penal Code section 314. Criminal Defense Attorney Wyatt will provide you an aggressive and effective
criminal defense if you are charged with a crime.
California Penal Code section 314
Every person who willfully and lewdly, either:
1.Exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where there are present
other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby; or,
2.Procures, counsels, or assists any person so to expose himself or take part in any model artist exhibition, or to
make any other exhibition of himself to public view, or the view of any number of persons, such as is offensive to
decency, or is adapted to excite to vicious or lewd thoughts or acts,
is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Every person who violates subdivision 1 of this section after having entered, without consent, an inhabited
dwelling house, or trailer coach as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle Code, or the inhabited portion of any
other building, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, or in the county jail not exceeding one
Upon the second and each subsequent conviction under subdivision 1 of this section, or upon a first conviction
under subdivision 1 of this section after a previous conviction under Section 288, every person so convicted is
guilty of a felony, and is punishable by imprisonment in state prison.
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