Lewd and lascivious behavior involves either engaging in sexual activity or exposing oneself in public. Also known as “indecent exposure” a conviction lewd and lascivious behavior can result in incarceration. It may require sex offender registration, based on the age of the alleged victim. In the presence of a child, the offense can lead to serious consequences.
Whether it was completely unintentional, a prank, a dare, or just friends indulging in harmless amusement, in the eyes of the law, this is a crime. The individual accused is perceived as a threat to society. Being a registered sex offender can lead to difficulties with housing and employment. The stigma associated with it can take a toll on personal relationships.
Don’t allow a false allegation or a silly mistake to destroy the life you’ve built for yourself.
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What the Law Says
Under Kansas law, the following circumstances constitute under the crime of indecent exposure:
* Publicly engaging in otherwise lawful sexual intercourse or sodomy with knowledge or reasonable anticipation that the participants are being viewed by others
* 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 to it, with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of the offender or another.
If lewd and lascivious behavior is committed in the presence of a person 16 or more years of age, it is a class B nonperson misdemeanor.
If lewd and lascivious behavior is committed in the presence of a person under 16 years of age, it is a severity level 9, person felony.
Be Careful of Who You Trust
Law enforcement officers realize the stress and confusion a suspect faces when arrested or brought in for questioning. They may try to coerce you into admitting guilt or saying something that will be used against you later.
Do not underestimate the value of your right to remain silent. The first, most crucial step you must take is have an experienced attorney on your side.
A skilled counsel, who has a wealth of law knowledge at her fingertips, will be able to pull you out of this messy detour, with the least repercussions as possible.
We Are Determined to Clear Your Name
At the Swain Law Office, we place particular focus on defending clients accused of various sex crimes, including indecent exposure. Our legal team has a thorough understanding of the law. We represent individuals in the Kansas City metro area and statewide.
When you hire attorney Sarah G. Swain, she will immediately begin exploring every available option to protect your freedom, including:
* Victim consent
* Lack of factual evidence
* Mistaken Identity
* Mental health concerns
If you want non-judgmental, aggressive representation, contact us for a free initial consultation. At the Swain Law Office, we truly go to bat for our clients.Evenings, weekend, or in jail, we’re available for you to get in touch with us immediately.