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Lewd Conduct in a Public Place (Penal Code Section 647(a)

An individual can be charged with Lewd Conduct in a Public Place under Penal Code Section 647(a) if in a public place or place viewable by the public, they touch their genitals, buttocks or female breasts, or those of another person, for the purpose of sexual gratification or to annoy or offend someone else, or solicit someone else to do the same. However to be guilty of this offense, at the time the individual was engaged in the lewd acts, had to know or should reasonably have known that someone was likely present or watching who would be offended by his or her conduct.

Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, there may be defenses available to you that an experienced attorney can use to either get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Contact Orange County Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with Lewd Conduct in a Public Place or any other criminal matter in Orange County.