Being charged with a sexual offense like indecent exposure can have far reaching consequences in Texas. At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have represented people charged with indecent exposure and other sex crimes, both guilty and innocent.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing indecent exposure criminal charges, our legal team knows how to investigate the charges you are facing, help you to understand your options, and build a strong defense.
Reputable, Nationally Renowned Criminal Lawyers
The attorneys of The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates have received statewide and national recognition for their criminal defense work. Our founder, attorney Tad Nelson, has been asked to comment for multitude media outlets, including CNN and Fox News. Licensed to practice law since 1991, attorney Tad Nelson has been in good standing since that time, and has garnered a reputation as a highly skilled criminal defense attorney who always puts his clients’ needs first. If you have been charged with indecent exposure in Texas, you need an attorney like Tad Nelson to fight for you.
Criminal Penalties for Indecent Exposure
Being convicted of indecent exposure is a serious event. According to Section 21.08 of Texas Penal Code, a person commits an act of indecent exposure if they expose any part of their anus or genitals with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. The law continues to read that the exposure is “indecent” if it is committed with reckless disregard for who may witness the exposure.
Under the same section of Texas’ penal code, the offense is classified as a Class B misdemeanor.
A Class B misdemeanor, per Section 12.22 of Texas Penal Code, is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of not more than 180 days, or both. If convicted of indecent exposure, the defendant may also be required to register as a sex offender. Registering as a sex offender can be limiting and embarrassing, and may prohibit the individual from living in certain areas, gaining custody of their child in the future, gaining employment, and more. Further, a mark on one’s criminal record may be permanent; if convicted of a sex crime, you may never have the same opportunities that you do now, and your relationships with your family and your employer(s) may be damaged.
In some cases, a person commits an act of indecent exposure with intent, and sometimes, the offense may be accompanied by another sex crime. Regardless of whether you are guilty or not, however, the legal team at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates believes that you deserve a strong defense and that you are innocent until proven guilty. If the evidence is stacked against you, we will do everything we can to negotiate a plea deal to have your sentence reduced.
A key facet of the criminal element of indecent exposure is the intent to arouse or gratify; it is not uncommon for a person to indecently expose themselves, but to do so without the intent of sexual gratification or arousal of another person. If you are innocent, we will explore all defenses to the charges against you. If you have been wrongly charged with a crime, let our attorneys do everything we can to protect your future and your reputation.
Over 30 Combined Years of Litigation Experience
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates have more than 30 years’ worth of combined experience litigating on the behalf of those who have been charged with sex crimes in Texas. We strongly believe that every individual deserves competent legal representation when they have been charged with a crime, and we will do all that we can to protect your legal rights. We will gather all evidence that can be used to exonerate you or less then charges against you, work hard to disprove evidence produced by the prosecution, and help you to understand all of your rights and options.
Contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
If you’ve been charged with indecent exposure or another sex crime in Houston, contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today. Our knowledgeable sex crime attorneys are ready to work on your case. Call us now to begin the process, starting with an initial case consultation. You can reach us at 713-659-0909, or fill out our online form today.