Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure cases involves a person who exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of another. The statute also requires that the actor is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.

It's important to note the intent aspect of Indecent Exposure, where the actor is exposing him or herself with the intent or goal of arousing or gratify the sexual desire of another. This area is highly contested in most Indecent Exposure cases.

You can read the specific Statute and also read about the Penalties and Punishments below.

What You Need To Know

Although a Misdemeanor, an individual arrested for Indecent Exposure can expect tough prosecution in Travis County. If convicted twice of Indecent Exposure, the person will be required to register as a Sex Offender. This is very important when a person is charged with multiple cases at the same time for Indecent Exposure.

Closely Related Offenses

Related areas to Indecent Exposure include Evading Arrest, or Failure to Identify which is when a person refuses or fails to identify themselves to law enforcement.

If you're looking for other offenses that are related to this one, you can see more information below, or click related legal offenses.

Jail Release and Bond for Indecent Exposure

A person charged with Indecent Exposure is arrested and taken to jail. In jail, the person is forced to await a Judge who will review the case and the person's history, and set a bond amount. In some cases, the Judge will grant a personal bond. If not, or if significant delay occurs, the Keates Law Firm can act quickly to assist with a personal bond to release that person. Be sure to read more about Bond, Personal Bonds, and Travis County Jail Releases.

Sometimes an officer will file arrest warrant , which will require a Walkthrough to clear the Arrest Warrant. Doing a Walkthrough quickly is important, because most of the time a person does not go into the jail during the surrender process. Call us for more details if you have an Active Travis County Arrest Warrant.

Defenses for Indecent Exposure

Defense for Indecent Exposure often require an examination into the relationship to the parties, and the reactions of the other person involved. The statute requires the other person involved to feel offended or alarmed. Also, the actor needs to be reckless about whether a person will be offended or alarmed by his act. These mental states can be key in defending Indecent Exposure.

If you'd like to talk in detail about your situation, or if you have questions, contact us for a Free Case Consultation. Keep in mind, Keates Law Firm only practices in Austin and Travis County.

Work with an Experienced Indecent Exposure Attorney

Hiring the right attorney from the beginning is important. Poor legal decisions will have a negative effect upon the case as it progresses. The Keates Law Firm has over 16+ Years Experience handling Indecent Exposure cases. Our focus is to try and have the case dismissed against you. We don't even discuss pleas until all legal and negotiation options have been explored in detail.

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How We Can Help

Your goal should be Dismissal for any Indecent Exposure charge. While not every case can be dismissed, often times the goal becomes avoiding jail, or getting a reduced charge, or even getting a favorable probation with a possible dismissal at the end, called Deferred Adjudication. If dismissed, a person can later seek an Expunction of a Criminal Record, which is where a Judge Orders the offense records destroyed, including police reports, court records, and prosecutor files.

Likewise, if Deferred Adjudication is successfully completed, the person can have thier record sealed through Motions for NonDisclosure.

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Texas Penal Code Sec. 21.08

(a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.

What are the Indecent Exposure Punishments?

Indecent Exposure penalties will be a Class B Misdemeanor.

Penalties for Indecent Exposure
Level of Offense Punishment
Class B Misdemeanor Not more than 180 days in a county jail, and/or no more than $2,000 fines

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