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Why is indecent exposure a sex crime?

There are many times when people are accused of crimes that they did not commit or intend on committing. Sometimes allegations go too far, making a good person look like something he or she isn't. One allegation that can be threatening to your life and future is indecent exposure. You could be seen as a predator or be accused of sexual intentions you never had.

Indecent exposure is a sex crime, even though it may not involve any physical touching or harassment. Indecent exposure laws usually make it illegal for a person to expose his or her genitals in public. The act being performed may need to be intended to sexually arouse or provoke others to be considered indecent exposure.

Is it a crime to urinate in public?

It depends on the situation. For example, if you are in the middle of a busy sidewalk and decide to bare all while going to the bathroom, there's a good chance you'll be arrested or charged for exposing yourself intentionally in a busy area in the public eye. However, if it was night and you were behind a tree or intentionally trying to stay out of sight, it would be harder to say that you intended anyone to see what you were doing. That would make it less likely for you to face charges.

If you are arrested and convicted, most people face up to a few months in jail with a fine on a first offense. However, if it's a second offense, you could be facing time in prison and may even have to register on a sex offender registry, which is why having a defense as soon as possible is necessary.

Source: FindLaw, "Indecent Exposure," accessed Sep. 23, 2016

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