Indecent Exposure Defense in South Carolina
According to South Carolina law Section 16-15-130, indecent exposure is the intentional exposure of one’s private parts in public. The penalties for indecent exposure in South Carolina can be severe, especially if you have previously been convicted of a sex crime.
Although typically a misdemeanor, if you are charged with indecent exposure in front of a child, it could result in a felony.
Types of Indecent Exposure:
- urinating in public
- exposing genitals in public
- exposing genitals to a minor
Penalties for Indecent Exposure
A person convicted of indecent exposure in South Carolina is guilty of a misdemeanor, fined in the discretion of the court, faces a maximum 3 year jail sentence, or both. If convicted, you may even have to register as a sex offender.
South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
A harmless prank or simply urinating in a public place could lead to serious criminal charges for indecent exposure and registering as a sex offender could harm your professional future. If you are charged with indecent exposure in South Carolina, call the Strom Law Firm LLC to help protect your future and your reputation.