July 19, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

A Complete Waste of Taxpayers’ Dollars!

The LA Times reported that Fred Willard was recently arrested for lewd conduct in a public place with the alleged illegal act being committed in an adult porn theater. Please visit our website for more information on Lewd Acts in California.

The crime for which Willard would be prosecuted is a violation of Penal Code Section 647(a). However, to be guilty of that crime you have to have committed a lewd act in a public place where persons were present that would be “offended by the conduct.” That will be extremely difficult for the DA to prove.

Who goes to an adult porn theater that would be offended by someone in the theater exposing their genitals? I would assume the reason people go to such movie theaters is for the specific purpose of being sexually aroused.

More importantly, it is ridiculous that the Los Angeles Police Department spends taxpayer dollars to waste their time to visit these establishments for the purpose of arresting those who come to watch such entertainment.

When serious crimes are being committed outside the theaters, do we REALLY have police officers entering the theater with flashlights looking for males with their penises exposed?

Are you kidding me?

We have been defending people accused of this crime for over 30 years, and there is no way that the prosecution will be able to obtain a conviction in this case. Get real LAPD.

Please contact our criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles if you have been accused of lewd conduct PC 647(a) in the area. Call us at 888-280-6839 for immediate assistance. We will be there when you call.

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