Public Lewdness & Indecent Exposure Charges in Texas
Generally speaking, an act of public lewdness according to the Texas Penal code is public fornication. A person commits an offense when he or she knowingly engages in any of the following acts in a public place or, while another person is present who might be offended or alarmed by his or her:
- act of sexual intercourse;
- act of deviate sexual intercourse;
- act of sexual contact; or
- act of sexual contact with an animal or fowl.
An offense is punishable by a maximum fine of $4,000 and/or not more than one year in prison.
Exposure of one's genitalia or anus in a lustful way is considered an act of indecent exposure. A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person or while another person is present who might be offended or alarmed by the act.
An offense is punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and/or up to six months in prison.
If you are arrested for public lewdness or indecent exposure, contact our San Antonio sexual assault lawyer as soon as possible. We have a better sense of what you should and should not say to law enforcement officers to avoid being misinterpreted or misunderstood. Anthony Cantrell also can advise you or your family or friends on the bail process.
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