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Indecent Exposure & Public Sexual Indecency- A.R.S. § 13-1402


Phoenix, Arizona, Misdemeanor Sex Crimes Lawyer


In Arizona, a person can be charged with indecent exposure if he or she exposes his or her genitals or anus while another person is present. A woman can be charged with indecent exposure if she exposes the areola or nipple of her breast. A man or woman can be charged with public indecency for engaging in a sex act while another person is present. While pleading guilty to a misdemeanor sex charge is not likely to result in significant criminal penalties, the real consequence will be the damage it does to your reputation.

At the law firm of Blumberg & Associates, we understand that there is no such thing as a minor sex charge. If you plead guilty or are convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense, you may have a lifetime criminal record. Any future employer will be able to find out about your record through a simple background check.

The time to do something about a misdemeanor sex charge is before you are convicted. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation at our Phoenix office to evaluate your case.

A.R.S. 13-1403 Public sexual indecency; public sexual indecency to a minor; classification
To be found guilty in an indecent exposure or public sexual indecency case, the prosecution must prove that you were reckless about whether anyone viewing your act, as a reasonable person, would be offended or alarmed. The charges can be enhanced if someone under the age of 15 is present.

These charges are often filed in sting operations where the person viewing your act is a police officer. It still may be possible to claim that a police officer, as a trained professional, should not be offended or alarmed.

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If you have been charged with indecent exposure or public sexual indecency in Arizona, please contact a lawyer at Blumberg & Associates in Phoenix as soon as possible. The sooner you contact a defense attorney, the more your attorney can do to protect your rights and your future.