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Indecent Exposure: Sec. 21.08
In Texas, indecent exposure is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $2,000, confinement in jail for up to 180 days, or both the fine and jail time. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is here to provide the defense you need to protect your rights and your future. We provide consultations to anyone seeking defense representation for themselves or a loved one.
Texas’ Indecent Exposure Law
According to Sec. 21.08. INDECENT EXPOSURE:
(a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act. (b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
Do I have to register as a sex offender for an indecent exposure conviction?
Anyone convicted of indecent exposure on a first offense will not have to register as a sex offender, but per Article 62.001(5) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the second violation of this kind can warrant registration unless the case results in a deferred adjudication.
What is deferred adjudication?
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, deferred adjudication is a legal proceeding in which the defendant enters a guilty or “no contest” plea, and the judge can defer further proceedings without having to enter an adjudication of guilt. The deferred proceedings initiates a period of community supervision for the defendant, which is similar to probation. If the defendant successfully completes the community supervision, the court can then (but is not required to) dismiss the crime that initiated the charges.
Contacting The Law Offices of Jed Silverman
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