Indecent Exposure FAQ
What is Indecent Exposure in North Carolina?
Indecent Exposure is a violation of North Carolina General Statutes and is a Class 2 Misdemeanor.
What constitutes the crime of Indecent Exposure?
It is defined as:
- Willfully (or, in layman's terms, intentionally)
- The private part
- In a public place
- In the presence of another
What are the consequences of Indecent Exposure?
Authorities often prosecute "Indecent Exposure" cases, which is a Class 2 Misdemeanor. If you are convicted of this offense, you will have a criminal record (which will include embarrassing details and identifying information including jail photos) for employers, co-workers, customers & clients and all other members of your community to see.
What should I do if I am charged with Indecent Exposure?
People charged with this offense should seek an experienced lawyer who will pursue a dismissal of these cases by exploring every avenue of defense, such as:
- Was the conduct witnessed by a competent witness?
- Did the conduct occur in private?
- Were the "private parts" not really considered "private" under the law?
- Was the conduct in a place designated where nudity would be expected?
- Does the defendant have a clean record?
- Does the defendant have good standing in the community?
- Can terms be negotiated for a dismissal?
- Was the defendant enticed or entrapped into violating this law?