INDECENT EXPOSURE AND OPEN LEWDNESS ATTORNEY
Being charged with Indecent Exposure or Open Lewdness can be an embarrassing and frightening ordeal for the accused person. Aside from the embarrassing nature of the details which have been made public through the filing of criminal charges, you may be concerned about possible incarceration and the stigma of a conviction for these charges on your record.
INDECENT EXPOSURE AND OPEN LEWDNESS DEFINED
Indecent Exposure (18 Pa.C.S. § 3127): A person commits indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where there are present other persons under circumstances in which he or she knows or should know that this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm. This is typically graded as a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years in prison, or a 1st degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 5 years in prison if anyone present is less than 16 years of age.
Open Lewdness (18 Pa.C.S. § 5901): A person commits a 3rd degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail if he or she does any lewd act which he/she knows is likely to be observed by others who would be affronted or alarmed.
WHY AM I BEING CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE OR OPEN LEWDNESS?
The most common scenario where a person is charged with Indecent Exposure or Open Lewdness involves public masturbation or the performance of sexual acts in public. However, a person can be charged with these crimes for engaging in non-sexual acts while intoxicated, including public urination and situations where an individual's genitals are inadvertently exposed. A conviction for either offense carries a lifetime stigma, and may prevent you from job, housing and educational opportunities.
THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU AVOID A CONVICTION AND PURSUE A RECORD EXPUNGEMENT FOR THESE OFFENSES
If you are charged with Indecent Exposure or Open Lewdness, please contact the Zuckerman Law Firm, LLC at 412-447-5580. As a former prosecutor of these types of crimes, Attorney Zuckerman will build your defense while working behind the scenes to negotiate a fair result, which may include:
Completion of Drug and Alcohol or Mental Health evaluations and treatment for a withdrawal of charges, allowing you to seek a future expungement.
Plea to an alternative offense, enabling you to expunge these charges from your record.
Entry into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program on an alternative offense, enabling you to expunge these charges from your record.
If you are able to avoid a conviction for these offenses, our firm can assist you with filing an expungement petition in the county where you faced your charges.
For a free, confidential consultation, call 412-447-5580. Attorney David Zuckerman has the experience, education, skills and ability to handle your case from start to finish.