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California Indecent Exposure Law – The Law Office of Raoul Severo

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Indecent exposure is considered a crime, referring to a person that displays his/her genitalia to one or more people in a public place. Either there is the intention or not to expose themselves in public, such as public urination can be charged with indecent exposure crime under the law.

Indecent Exposure Law in California

According to California Penal Code 314 Section PC is illegal to willfully expose your genitals to someone else, motivated by a desire to sexually gratify yourself or offend the other person or crowd in a public place.  Lewd act is an example of it

California indecent exposure law is broad and vague depending on the nature of the case, and can cover behavior that normally people do not know that is classified as a crime. Sometimes ones can face indecent exposure charges in the state of California and the same time having your rights violated by the law. 


The punishment is up to 6 months imprisonment in county jail and fine up to $1000. Also, with this 10-year registration as sex offender.


  • Mistakenly Happened
  • No Awareness of this crime
  • False Accusation
  • Minor or underage

The Law Office of Raoul Severo

If you or someone close to you is facing charges of indecent exposure in California, getting in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best course of action. With more than 40 years of experience, the Law Office of Raoul Severo is at your disposal for a free of charge assessment of your case.