If you have been arrested for, charged with, or are under investigation for committing the offense of public lewdness in Texas, you need to contact the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible. Our highly qualified team of criminal defense attorneys know first-hand how devastating a criminal charge can be, even if it is only deemed a misdemeanor-level offense. In Texas, a public lewdness conviction can result in numerous penalties, including imprisonment and a permanent criminal record. Such a conviction could also damage your professional and personal reputations, leading to public humiliation and difficulties in finding housing and gainful employment. That is why it is critical to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases, as early intervention can mean the difference between and jail time and one’s freedom.
At any point you are asked to speak with investigators about your case, do not make any statements without having a criminal defense lawyer present. Anything you say can and most definitely will be used against you in court. A criminal defense attorney will be able to review your legal options, advise you of your rights, and help you to proceed in your case with the most solid and effective defense strategies possible. Don’t sacrifice your rights – contact the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about how we can make a difference for you.
Under the Texas Penal Code § 21.07 entitled “Public Lewdness,” the law provides in pertinent part that:
“(a) [a] person commits an offense if he knowingly engages in any of the following acts in a public place or, if not in a public place, he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his:
(1) act of sexual intercourse;
(2) act of deviate sexual intercourse;
(3) act of sexual contact; or
(4) act involving contact between the person’s mouth or genitals and the anus or genitals of an animal or fowl.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.”
The sexual contact that could give rise to charges under this offense could be as little as touching another person’s body in a sexual manner while clothed. Or, it could involve more “deviant” behavior, such as fornicating in public or committing sexual acts with animals. Regardless of the circumstances, being convicted of public lewdness is serious, and could cost you monetary fines of up to $4,000, and land you in jail for a year or less. Whether falsely accused of public lewdness, or if you made a mistake, it is critical to talk with one of our attorneys now to ensure your constitutional rights and legal interests are fully protected.
The good news is that with effective legal representation, it is possible to have your charges reduced or even dropped completely. There are defenses available, which can help maximize your chances of having a favorable outcome in your case. Don’t wait to receive the help you need – contact the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C. now to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced public lewdness defense attorneys.
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If you or someone you love has been charged with public lewdness or some other crime in Texas, contact our seasoned public lewdness defense attorneys now at (817) 886-3078. Serving Forth Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County.
During our initial consultation, we will discuss with you all of your legal options, develop legal defenses on your behalf, and ensure that you can make informed decisions in your case. Our initial consultation is free and it’s confidential. At the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C., our goal is to prevent jail time and to help you clear your record.