In a world in which nudity is readily accessible and widely displayed across cable television, streaming video, and throughout the internet, it can be easy to think that exposure of the human body in public is not that big of a deal, or that the consequences of doing so, if any, are minor. That is absolutely not the case in Oklahoma, where indecent exposure is considered a felony. In addition to strict fines and harsh prison sentences, offenders can be placed on a publically accessible sex registry along with those convicted of rape and molestation.
Thus, facing an indecent exposure is no laughing matter, and it is critical to take all necessary steps to defend yourself against Oklahoma indecent exposure charges. At the office of J. Patrick Quillian, Attorney at Law, we provide robust and aggressive defense against all indecent exposure charges, working towards your best outcome and minimizing the negative consequences to your freedom, reputation, and career.
Indecent exposure in Oklahoma is defined as when a person, “Lewdly exposes his or her person or genitals in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby.” This includes a woman’s breasts, although exceptions can be made for breastfeeding. Under the doctrine of accomplice liability, a person can also be charged with indecent exposure for assisting or encouraging another person in an act of indecent exposure.
While one might assume an act of offending or annoying another would be a relatively minor criminal infraction, Oklahoma makes indecent exposure a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a criminal fine of $20,000. The minimum sentence is a $500 fine or 30 days in jail.
Those consequences can be overshadowed by being placed on a sex offender registry, which can have an enormous impact on your personal and professional life for many years to come.
When you work with our experienced criminal defense team, we will aggressively explore all options and strategies in defending your interests. As a former Oklahoma district attorney, Patrick Quillian is well acquainted with the evidentiary standard necessary to bring indecent exposure charges as well as the strategies to work with prosecutors and judges to limit and minimize the impact of an indecent exposure charge.
Our team will take the time to understand the comprehensive set of facts that led to the indecent exposure arrest, and will pursue all relevant arguments in your favor, including presenting mitigating facts, evidence of innocence, questioning of police tactics, and factors that weigh in favor of a dropped charge or minimal criminal consequence. Contact us as soon as possible after an indecent exposure charge to begin the work of defending your reputation and your future.
If you are have been arrested or are being investigated for indecent exposure in Oklahoma, contact the office of J. Patrick Quillian, Attorney at Law, today at 405.294.4448 to schedule a free, confidential consultation to see what his criminal defense team can do for you in aggressively defending your interests against all criminal charges.