Dallas Public Lewdness Attorneys
The penalties that may be handed down with a conviction on charges of public lewdness can be life-changing. That being said, prosecutors in Dallas take these charges seriously and are likely to aggressively pursue the harshest possible consequences that are available against anyone they believe to have committed the offense.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas public lewdness attorneys understand just how much will depend upon the outcome of this claim, and it is with that in mind that we will develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you defend your rights and protect your future throughout the coming legal process.
Potential Consequences of a Public Lewdness Conviction
Our legal team possesses the experience and resources you will need to defend your rights and protect your future in and out of the courts. Under state law, public lewdness is considered to be a Class A misdemeanor and it may potentially be punished with the following sentencing:
- Up to 1 year in prison
- Up to $4,000 in court-ordered fines
- Registration as a sex offender
Though your charges are serious, you need to remember that you will still have the opportunity to work with an attorney to defend yourself and to help prevent a conviction from ever being secured against you.
Public Lewdness in Texas
A person commits an offense if he knowingly engages in any of the following acts in a public place or, if not in a public place, he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his:
- act of sexual intercourse;
- act of deviate sexual intercourse;
- act of sexual contact; or
- act involving contact between the person’s mouth or genitals and the anus or genitals of an animal or fowl
An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.
Consult with a Public Lewdness Attorney in Dallas
If you have been charged with public lewdness, you need to retain legal representation as soon as you are able. To speak with a Dallas public lewdness attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter about you can do to defend your rights and protect your future, please call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today.