Lewd conduct as defined under Penal Code Section 647(a) is any touching of your own or another person’s genitals, buttocks or female breast with lewd intent. Soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in a public place is a misdemeanor crime in California.
If you are facing charges for lewd acts in San Bernardino, you need to protect yourself by hiring an experienced Wallin & Klarich San Bernardino criminal defense attorney. Your attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can explain the penalties, punishment and sentencing attributed to the charges of soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in public to you.
Sentencing and Punishment for Lewd Acts in San Bernardino
A misdemeanor conviction of soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in a public place is punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to six months, or by a fine up to $1,000, or both.
The experienced San Bernardino criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich may be able to obtain a reduced sentence in your case. Instead of imposing a jail sentence of up to six months, our attorneys may be able to convince the court to:
- Place you on probation
- Place you on probation and order you to complete community service or a work release program, or
- Place you on probation and assign you a probation officer
Defenses to Lewd Acts in Public in San Bernardino
Although a conviction for lewd acts in San Bernardino can have long-lasting consequences, your Wallin & Klarich attorney may be able to get your case dismissed by raising several defenses. Defenses that our skilled criminal defense attorneys have successfully used to help our clients facing these charges include:
- The touching of another’s genitals, buttocks or breast area was accidental
- The touching was not done with the intent of sexual arousal or sexual gratification; and
- The incident did not occur in a public place or within public view, such as a park or public bathroom
One or more of these defenses may apply to your case, depending on the circumstances. In order to find out if an attorney can use a valid defense to help you avoid a conviction for lewd acts in San Bernardino, call our offices today to let us know more about your case.
Speak to an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately
If you or someone you love has been accused of lewd acts, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled attorneys have been successfully defending clients against charges of lewd acts for over 30 years. We know that facing criminal charges can affect you for the rest of your life, and we are dedicated to working tirelessly on your behalf to provide you with the best defense possible.
With offices in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina, and Victorville, there is a Wallin & Klarich attorney experienced in criminal defense near you no matter where you work or live.
Call us today at (888) 280-6839 for a free, no obligation phone consultation. We will get through this together.