It is important that whomever you choose to represent you in an indecent exposure case has extensive experience defending people for this charge. Too often people just take a plea bargain and accept that a deferred adjudication or probation isn’t that bad when there may be a good chance of defeating the charges. If you are in need of expert criminal defense against indecent exposure, contact the law firm of Rush & Gransee today.
Defense Against Indecent Exposure | Legal Definition
Under Texas Law, a person commits indecent exposure if he or she exposes any part of their genitals with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of another person, and is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by this act. A persons first offense is a class B misdemeanor and has no registration requirements. If someone is given regular probation or jail time for their second offense there is a sex offender registration requirement that lasts 10 years.
Defense Against Indecent Exposure | Two Categories
Most cases of indecent exposure fall under two categories: one involves a police officer that surreptitiously records an encounter while soliciting the exposure; the other involves a third-party complainant that reports an alleged exposure incident to the police.
After an investigation and collection of evidence an attorney experienced in defending individuals will map out a game plan on how to proceed. Most defenses involve either that the officer could not have been offended as he was actively soliciting the act; or the identification is flawed. Another legal maneuver is to file a motion to quash the charging incident because the prosecution must allege facts sufficient to show the defendant was reckless. This is occasionally difficult, and we have had cases dismissed after a hearing on the motion to quash.
Defense Against Indecent Exposure | Contact Our Office Today
It is important that whomever you choose to represent you in an indecent exposure case that they have experience defending people for this charge. Too often people just take a plea bargain and accept that a deferred adjudication or probation isn’t that bad when there may be a good chance of defeating the charges. Contact our experienced San Antonio indecent exposure attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.