Defending Against Indecent Exposure Charges

Facing indecent exposure charges can be a distressing experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. At the Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer, we have the expertise and dedication to protect your rights and vigorously defend against these allegations. Here’s what you need to know about indecent exposure charges and how we can assist you:

Understanding Indecent Exposure Laws in Washington

In Washington State, indecent exposure involves making an open and obscene exhibition of one’s person or another person’s person, knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm. This offense is classified as a misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $1,000 and a maximum of 90 days in jail.

If the alleged victim is a minor under the age of fourteen, the offense is considered a gross misdemeanor, with potentially harsher penalties. Repeat offenders or those with prior convictions for indecent exposure or other sex crimes may face felony charges.

Consequences of an Indecent Exposure Conviction

Beyond fines and jail time, an indecent exposure conviction can have significant repercussions on your personal and professional life. Finding housing and securing employment may become challenging, and relationships with family and friends may be strained due to societal stigma associated with this offense.

While Washington does not mandate registration on the sex offender registry for indecent exposure, laws vary by state. If you relocate to a state that categorizes indecent exposure as a sex offense, you may be subject to registration requirements.

Defense Strategies for Indecent Exposure Charges

Our legal team employs strategic defense approaches to combat indecent exposure charges:

  1. Lack of Intent: We can argue that there was no intent to commit indecent exposure, such as in cases of accidental exposure or misunderstanding.
  2. Mistaken Identity: We may challenge witness testimony or evidence that casts doubt on the allegations against you.
  3. Negotiating Lesser Charges: We can work with the prosecution to explore alternatives or negotiate reduced charges, minimizing potential consequences.
  4. Advocating for Mental Health Considerations: If applicable, we can advocate for treatment options and seek alternatives to criminal prosecution.

If you’re facing indecent exposure charges in, it’s crucial to seek skilled legal representation promptly. Erin Bradley McAleer and our team are committed to protecting your rights and providing personalized defense strategies tailored to your case.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Don’t navigate indecent exposure charges alone. Contact the Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer for a confidential consultation. We’ll assess your situation, explain your legal options, and work tirelessly to defend your innocence. Call (360) 334-6277 to schedule your consultation today.