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Naperville Public Indecency Defense Attorney

Working To Minimize The Penalties From Public Indecency Charges

Being charged with public indecency can carry consequences far more serious than embarrassment. In Illinois, public indecency is classified as a sex offense, which means you ultimately could be subject to sex offender registration — one of the most serious consequences that you can face for any crime.

The help of a serious lawyer can make a difference in your case and possibly your future. Attorney and firm founder Philip R. Nathe knows what it takes to defend those accused of a sex offense like public indecency. He also understands the stress these charges cause, and he will work to bring confidence to your case. We provide free initial consultations for prospective clients.

Protecting You From Devastating Consequences

In Illinois, it is illegal to expose yourself in public with sexual intent. Examples of public indecency include:

  • Masturbation in a public place
  • Engaging in a sex act with another person in a public place
  • Exposing yourself to another person with sexual intent

A public place could be anyplace where the act could reasonably be expected to be viewed by others. The seriousness of the charges can depend on a number of factors, including the age of the person or persons who saw you. In general, this offense is charged as a Class A misdemeanor. However, a third conviction is a Class 4 felony. Class 4 felony charges will also apply if a person is accused of engaging in public indecency within 500 feet of a school while children are present.

No one would want a conviction for public indecency on his or her record. The two main defense approaches would be to attack the factual basis of the prosecution or to negotiate with the prosecution. Either way, the main goal is always to keep a conviction from appearing on your record, if that is possible.

Consult With an Experienced Naperville Public Indecency Attorney

If you have been charged with public indecency, Naperville defense attorney Philip R. Nathe will work hard to help you avoid a conviction. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 630-416-7600, toll free at 888-583-6197, or simply contact us online.

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