Indecent Exposure

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Indecent exposure refers to the act of purposefully displaying or revealing one’s genitals, or sexually pleasuring oneself, in a public place or in view of one or more members of the general public. The offence is sometimes informally referred to as “flashing”.

If you have been accused of indecent exposure, DPP Law’s expert and personable solicitors can help you.

The examination of CCTV, camera or mobile phone footage will prove extremely helpful to us as evidence that will support your indecent exposure defence and may go towards clearing your name.

If you are sentenced for an indecent exposure charge, you are more likely to be fined or served with a community order than to be taken into custody if found guilty, but you may also be required to sign the sex offenders register.

Plus, your reputation may be irreparably damaged and you may struggle to find employment afterwards, so getting in touch with our specialists should be your priority.

Indecent exposure accusations of this kind may include:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Public masturbation
  • Outraging public decency
  • Urination in public

DPP Law’s specialist criminal defence solicitors are experienced in handling sexual offence cases of any natures. If you are facing an allegation for indecent exposure and have suitable evidence, we may be able to help you prove that:

  • Any incidents of self-exposure were accidental, or
  • That a mistake had been made by any witnesses who claim to have seen something untoward.

What is classed as indecent exposure UK?

An act can be labelled indecent exposure if a person has purposefully exposed their genitalia, including with indecent images, with the intention of them being seen and causing alarm and distress, either for an intended victim or members of the general public.

What is the charge for indecent exposure?

While fines and community orders are the most common penalties for this act, repeat offenders may find themselves jailed for up to two years.

If you are arrested for indecent exposure, the sentencing guidelines for indecent exposure is up to 2 years in prison. However, in most indecent exposure cases, the defendant will be subject to a summary conviction in Magistrate’s Court, which carries a maximum prison term of six months, a fine, or both.

To avoid this, get in touch with specialist sexual offence or indecent exposure solicitors immediately.

Does indecent exposure stay on your record?

If a person is found guilty of indecent exposure, they may be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years. They may also receive a criminal record. These decisions are made at the court’s discretion.

Is it illegal to urinate in public in the UK?

Yes – public urination was made a criminal offence under the 1986 Public Order Act, and you may be fined for it.

When you choose DPP Law for legal assistance and representation, you will be assured:

  • Guaranteed confidentiality at all times
  • A comprehensive check of forensics and evidence records
  • Sensitive expert advice – first consultation FREE

It’s extremely important that you seek legal advice and representation if you are facing a sexual offence allegation. Do not try to face the criminal justice system alone. DPP Law is a team of highly experienced sexual offence solicitors who will work tirelessly on your defence from day one.

Please contact us today to find out how we can help.

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