In Massachusetts, indecent exposure and open and gross lewdness are serious charges that arise from deliberate public exposure of traditionally private body parts. These include the buttocks, genitalia, and in the case of females, breasts. Depending on the nature and circumstances of the case, these charges can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or felony, leading to fines and potential incarceration.
Indecent exposure, or open and gross lewdness charges, can be daunting. If you find yourself facing such charges in Boston or the surrounding areas, contact the Coughlin Law Group, home to an experienced team of lewdness lawyers well-versed in dealing with these sensitive cases. Our legal approach combines a robust defense strategy with an emphasis on maintaining your privacy and dignity throughout the process.
Our indecent exposure defense attorneys handle a broad spectrum of public indecency offenses such as:
According to Massachusetts law, indecent exposure is deemed a crime against chastity, morality, decency, and good order. It typically involves an intentional exposure of one’s genitals to one or more individuals who were offended by the exposure. A conviction for indecent exposure could lead to up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $200, or both. If you are charged with open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, a felony, you may face up to three years in state prison or two years in jail with a fine up to $300.
At the Coughlin Law Group, we comprehend the profound implications of a public indecency conviction, including potential loss of employment and damage to personal relationships. Our approach involves a thorough examination of your case, and we strive to mitigate the charge’s impact. If engaged early in the case, our strategy often includes working towards avoiding a conviction, especially for first-time offenses or situations where no harm was intended. In felony cases, our negotiation strategy may aim to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. However, we are always prepared for trial should that be the best course of action for your interests.
If you find yourself grappling with an indecent exposure charge or any other form of lewd behavior allegation, you don’t have to face it alone. Allow our experience to guide you through the legal process. Call 617-758-8888 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Boston indecent exposure defense lawyer at the Coughlin Law Group.