St. Louis Indecent Exposure Lawyer

Missouri “Indecent Exposure” Laws

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our sex crime lawyers are based in St. Louis and represent individuals facing serious charges throughout the area, including charges for indecent exposure. We know these charges are serious, and we know that if you stand accused, proven representation is critical. It's why we advise everyone to contact us as soon as possible after being contacted by law enforcement.

A defendant can only be convicted of indecent exposure if the prosecutor can prove the following four elements:

  1. There was actual exposure of the individual's "private body parts." This refers to body parts such as male and female genitals, and female breasts.
  2. The exposure under question must have been done willfully and with intent. This means that the accidental exposure of private body parts, such as an unintentional wardrobe malfunction, would not considered a legal offense and cannot be prosecuted.
  3. The exposure must have occurred in a public place in order for it to be punishable by the law. This includes retail establishments and public recreational areas, but excludes private homes and bedrooms. In Missouri, the definition of a "public place" is broad and open to interpretation by the presiding judge or jury.
  4. The exposure must have taken place in the presence of another person. There must have been an onlooker within sight when the exposure took place. In Missouri, indecent exposure with a child present is taken more seriously than if the only witnesses were adults.

The severity of the charge could differ from case-to-case. For example, a public urination charge may not be dealt with as seriously as a public indecency for the purpose of solicitation.

Although it is not an offense warranting enrollment in the state's sex offender registry, indecent exposure can be categorized as a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable by the law.

Choosing The Hammer Law Firm, LLC

If you are facing indecent exposure-related charges, you need a defense attorney you can trust. By retaining our law firm, you get the benefit of:

  • Over 30 years’ combined experience
  • Attorneys who are former prosecutors
  • Advocates who are always there to field your calls and concerns
  • A firm that will represent you without judgment

Contact Our Missouri Sex Crime Attorneys

Individuals who've been accused of indecent exposure in the state of Missouri can find the aggressive criminal defense team they need at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC. Backed by years of legal experience and a number of past successful cases, we are more than prepared to help you fight the charges that have been made against you. The first consultation with a sex crime defense attorney at our firm is provided completely free of charge or obligation, so don't wait to contact us today at (314) 334-3807.

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Regardless of the charges you face, and no matter the nature of your case, you need to speak with someone who has the experience, passion, and determination to guide you through these troubling experiences. As time is such a crucial matter in strengthening your defense, we encourage you to schedule a free evaluation as soon as possible. Allow our attorneys to explain the charges you face and what we can do to help.

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