Indecent exposure may seem relatively harmless, but it is still a sex crime. You don’t want to make the mistake of handling this type of case on your own. You will need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.
You can rely on Ridley Defense during this difficult time. We have a long history of defending people charged with sex offenses, including indecent exposure. Attorney Douglas H. Ridley is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who spent five years working in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. He knows how to negotiate with prosecutors and how to speak their language.
We represent people in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California. Set up a complimentary consultation with us today by calling (805) 208-1866 or by completing our online intake form.
Under California Penal Code 314, the prosecution must prove that a person willfully exposed themselves and that they meant for it to be a lewd or obscene act. This can be more difficult than simply charging someone with indecent exposure.
You need a lawyer who understands what the prosecutor is likely to do. Doug Ridley has that experience and is prepared to use it to defend you.
The penalties for a conviction are harsh. Even a first offense may result in jail time of up to a year, depending on the circumstances of the case. A subsequent indecent exposure conviction or a first conviction after another sex offense is a felony.
Felony convictions may mean receiving a prison sentence. You must also register as a sex offender if you are convicted of felony indecent exposure. Sex offender registration can follow you for life.
Your freedom may depend on you acting quickly. The sooner we get a case, the better our chances of finding a favorable solution. Call our criminal defense firm 24/7 at (805) 208-1866.