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Defending Against Indecent Exposure Charges Throughout Montgomery County, TX

Indecent exposure may seem like a minor offense, but in Texas, these charges should never be taken lightly. A conviction will carry severe consequences that can significantly impact an individual's life. It is not merely about paying a fine or serving time: These charges can tarnish your personal and professional reputation and even result in mandatory sex offender registration.

When you have been charged with indecent exposure or any sex crime, turn to Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law for strong criminal defense representation. Doug Atkinson is a seasoned Conroe indecent exposure lawyer who understands the gravity of these charges and the devastating effects they can have on your life. His team is dedicated to fighting zealously for your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case. With over 20 years of experience in criminal law, he has the knowledge, skill, and determination to successfully navigate the complexities of the Texas legal system. His approach is anchored by a deep respect for his clients, comprehensive case preparation, and a commitment to clear and open communication. He believes everyone deserves a second chance and is here to help you seize yours.

Doug has successfully won thousands of cases. Call (936) 681-0031 or contact us online to request a consultation today.

What Is Considered “Indecent Exposure” in Texas?

To be charged with indecent exposure, an individual must intentionally expose their anus or any part of their genitals, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person and be reckless about whether another person present will be offended or alarmed by the act.

It is important to note that indecent exposure must happen in a public place or a private place where others are present. For instance, if a person exposes themselves in a location where they could be observed by someone who could be offended or alarmed by the act, such as in a park, store, or someone else's property, they could be charged with indecent exposure. The exposure, in these cases, must be in a manner that is reckless or neglectful of the presence of others.

In contrast, if the exposure occurs in a location where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as in one’s own home or yard, and without the presence of non-consenting individuals, it may not be considered indecent exposure. However, there are circumstances where this might not apply. For instance, if the person knowingly exposes themselves in a way that they could be seen by neighbors or passersby, they may still face charges.

The key aspect in indecent exposure cases is intent. The law requires that the exposure is done with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. Simply being naked, such as in a locker room or when changing clothes at a public beach, does not necessarily constitute indecent exposure unless the intent to arouse or gratify sexual desire is present. This nuanced interpretation is where an experienced Conroe indecent exposure attorney can mount an effective defense.

Penalties for Indecent Exposure in Texas

In Texas, the penalties for indecent exposure can be significant and far-reaching. First-time offenders can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a fine of up to $2,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to 180 days. If an individual has prior convictions for indecent exposure, the charges can escalate to a state jail felony, which carries a penalty of up to two years in state jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Beyond these statutory penalties, a conviction for indecent exposure can also lead to other serious consequences, such as employment difficulties, housing restrictions, and social stigma. For example, when someone is convicted of indecent exposure for a second, they will generally be required to register as a sex offender, which will almost certainly limit access to personal and professional opportunities.

When you are facing these serious charges, you need a skilled Conroe indecent exposure lawyer. Discuss your case with Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law and his team by calling (936) 681-0031 or contacting us online.

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