Indecent Exposure in Fort Worth
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The crime of indecent exposure is when someone willfully exposes their
genitals or anus to another with the purpose of offending them or achieving
sexual gratification. The crime is often compared with “public lewdness,”
which essentially is having sex in public.
Both of these
sex crimes can carry serious charges as well as legal penalties. You will likely
face serious prosecution that will work to convict you, making the legal
counsel of an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney crucial
to your case. At
Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have the experience and skill you need to help protect you from the
harshness of the criminal justice system. We have proudly served the Fort
Worth community since 1970, combining more than 65 years of legal practice
experience. Attorney Trent Loftin has even been recognized for his service
and acumen by being named the Top Criminal Attorney in Fort Worth by Fort
Worth Texas Magazine from 2008 to 2012.
To receive a
free consultation for your indecent exposure case, call Jerry Loftin & Associates today
at (817) 429-2000.
What Does a Conviction Mean?
If you are convicted of indecent exposure, the penalties could be potentially
life-changing. Indecent exposure is considered a Class B misdemeanor in
Texas for a first offense, but could be elevated in instances of repeat
offenses or when the victim is a minor.
A Class B misdemeanor in Texas can face:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- A fine of up to $2,000
In addition to a permanent criminal record, those who are convicted of
a second or subsequent offense of indecent exposure are required to register
as a sex offender, which further restricts their ability to pursue employment,
as well as forbids them from living in certain locations, such as near
schools or daycare centers.
If you wish to avoid these consequences, do not hesitate to
contact Jerry Loftin & Associates today and let us fight to protect your rights