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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

lewd acts attorney San BernardinoA 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

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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.

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