Indecent exposure allegations can be brought against an individual who deliberately and inappropriately displays their genitals in public. According to the Kansas Statutes, indecent exposure charges are filed under § 21-5513, also known as lewd and lascivious behavior.
Kansas Indecent Exposure Laws
The state's legal definition defines this sex crime as "publicly exposing a sex organ or exposing a sex organ in the presence of a person who is not the spouse of the offender and who has not consented thereto, with intent to arouse or gratify the desires of the offender or another."
What Is the Penalty for Indecent Exposure?
- If indecent exposure is committed in the presence of a child 16 years of age or older, the offense will be prosecuted as a class B nonperson misdemeanor.
- If the offense is committed in the presence of a child under the age of 16, convictions will result in security level 9, person felonies.
The most important thing you can do if you or someone you know is facing either of these indecent exposure accusations is to consult legal representation as soon as possible.
Contact Garretson & Toth, LLC to set up a consultation with our indecent exposure attorney in Olathe, KS.
If you have been charged with indecent exposure, or lewd and lascivious behavior in Johnson County or beyond, it is not unlikely that you may face strong personal bias during your legal proceedings. While district attorneys, judges and specialized sex crime units are expected to uphold ethical standards and due process, the strong social stigma surrounding sex crime allegations can seep into criminal cases.
Working with an experienced Olathe defense attorney from our firm can ensure that your rights are protected throughout your entire case. With 57 years of combined legal experience in both the prosecution and defense arenas, our firm knows that these cases can entail a number of elements and situations that can be used to successfully deflect or mitigate the impact of these charges and penalties.
“Scott's legal skills & finesse, courtroom experience, and commitment to this case were critical.”
“Because of you we have our son back with us, in our lives, every day, to touch, hug and converse with.”
“Your professionalism and compassion were outstanding.”
“I think you did a great job of making certain that the jurors kept their eye on the facts.”
“In our eyes, you went above and beyond what a lawyer usually does in a case.”
Aggressively Defending Our Clients for Over 57 Years
We Provide a Unique and Specialized Experience for Each Client Facing Criminal Charges
Our Firm Provides a Confidential Free Case Consultations
We Are Accessible to Our Clients and Will Return All Calls the Same Day
Our Team Is Committed to Obtaining the Best Possible Outcome for Our Clients
We Are Former Prosecutors, Armed With Invaluable Insights