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Indecent Exposure Explained

 Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272, Section 53, it is illegal for a person to engage in intentional lewd acts of exposure in a public setting. Known as “indecent exposure,” this statute prohibits acts such as public urination, going outside without clothing, exposing one’s genitals in public, public masturbation, and other forms of sexual behavior in an open environment. While many assume this is a relatively minor charge, a conviction of indecent exposure can carry a number of harsh penalties and severely damage a person’s reputation. If you have been charged with any form of indecent exposure, it is vital you contact a skilled Boston criminal defense lawyer from Brad Bailey Law to protect your future and freedom.

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Penalties for Indecent Exposure in MA

A person can face a wide range of stiff penalties if convicted of indecent exposure. In order to secure a conviction, the prosecution must be able to prove that a defendant (1) exposed their genitals to one or more persons, (2) did so intentionally, and (3) offended one or more persons. It is important to note that indecent exposure laws do not cover exposing one’s buttocks, breasts, or pubic hair, though this may still be considered a criminal act.

A conviction of indecent exposure can bring the following penalties:

  • A misdemeanor criminal record
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Fines up to $200
  • Probation

In extreme cases, a person convicted of indecent exposure may be required to register as a sex offender with the state of Massachusetts. Sex offender registration can be the most severe consequence, as the negative social connotations that can come with a sex crime conviction can greatly impede a person’s ability to find employment or suitable housing well after they have served their sentence.

Understanding Indecent Exposure Laws in Boston 

Living in Boston, you are likely aware of the vibrant public spaces and bustling community events that make our region unique. However, with these public settings comes the need for awareness about local laws, including those governing indecent exposure. 

Local government entities, such as the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, are vigilant in enforcing these laws. If you find yourself facing charges of indecent exposure, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences and seek immediate legal assistance. A conviction can lead to severe penalties, including a criminal record, jail time, fines, and even sex offender registration, which can significantly impact your life in our community.

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At Brad Bailey Law, we are deeply familiar with the local legal landscape and the specific challenges residents of Boston and surrounding areas face. We understand the importance of protecting your reputation and future in a community where personal and professional relationships are closely knit. Our team is dedicated to providing robust defense strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of your case, ensuring you receive the support and representation you need during this challenging time.

Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the area, navigating the complexities of indecent exposure laws can be daunting. Trust Brad Bailey Law to stand by your side and help you pursue a favorable outcome for your situation.

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If you have been charged with indecent exposure, you cannot afford to risk your future on the competence of a less qualified attorney. At Brad Bailey Law, our Boston sex crime attorneys understand the gravity of your situation and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to protect you against the opposition’s claims. With personalized advocacy and an unshakable dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we are willing to do everything within our power to help you get through this difficult time with your freedom and reputation intact.


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