INDECENT EXPOSURE AND OPEN LEWDNESS
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.
When people think about the crimes of indecent exposure and open lewdness, it is most common to think of public nudity and exhibitionism. 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.
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.
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.