Lewd and Lascivious Behavior Defense Attorneys
Lewd and lascivious behavior is a serious offense, encompassing a range of acts such as
- indecent exposure,
- public sex,
- public urination, and
- public nudity charges.
If you find yourself facing charges related to these actions, it is crucial to have experienced and skilled legal representation to help you navigate the complex legal process. The attorneys at SRC Law Group are uniquely qualified to defend clients in these cases, with each founding attorney bringing their own distinct strengths to the table.
Attorney Phil Stein's extensive experience in both prosecution and defense of serious criminal matters offers a unique advantage in lewd and lascivious behavior cases. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Division, Phil handled a variety of complex cases, including those involving sexual offenses and other major felonies. This experience has given him a deep understanding of the unique evidentiary and legal challenges that can arise in cases involving lewd and lascivious behavior.
Phil's strong background in forensic evidence analysis sets him apart from other attorneys. His expertise in evaluating various types of forensic evidence, such as biological forensics, DNA, crime scene processing, toxicology, ballistics, and computer/phone forensics, enables him to meticulously assess the evidence against you. By identifying any potential weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution's case, Phil can develop a robust defense strategy tailored to your specific situation.
Moreover, Phil's ability to maintain positive professional relationships with law enforcement and prosecutors can benefit your case, as it ensures that all parties involved work cooperatively to seek a fair resolution. His aggressive and experienced approach, combined with his extensive trial experience, makes him well suited to advocate for your rights and defend you against any charges related to lewd and lascivious behavior.
With Attorney Phil Stein's exceptional background in both prosecution and defense, as well as his expertise in forensic evidence analysis, you can feel confident that your case will be handled with the utmost care and dedication. His comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in lewd and lascivious behavior cases will be invaluable in building the strongest defense possible on your behalf.
Attorney Adam Chingren's diverse background in civil litigation and his experience as a public defender in the 10th Judicial District of Kansas offer a well-rounded perspective on the intricacies of criminal cases. By working on over 500 felony cases, ranging from DUI to off-grid sex crimes and first-degree murder, Adam has gained invaluable insights into the criminal justice system and has honed his trial skills, earning recognition as a successful trial attorney.
Adam's extensive trial experience, which encompasses various stages of the legal process, from drafting pleadings and conducting depositions to arguing cases in district court and before the Kansas Court of Appeals, equips him with the necessary expertise to effectively present your case. His ability to navigate the court system, coupled with his thorough understanding of criminal law, ensures that your defense is strategically tailored to your unique situation.
Additionally, Adam has been nationally ranked as a Top 10 Under 40 attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in both 2019 and 2020. This prestigious recognition reflects his dedication to providing outstanding legal representation to his clients and his commitment to staying current with the latest developments in criminal law.
With Attorney Adam Chingren's comprehensive background in civil litigation, public defense, and extensive trial experience, you can trust that he will skillfully represent your interests and present your case in the most effective manner possible. His familiarity with the Kansas Court of Appeals and dedication to his clients make him a formidable advocate for those facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges or other criminal matters.
Attorney Ashley E. Repp's legal career has been solely dedicated to criminal law, making her an exceptional choice for those facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges. As a former assistant prosecutor in Platte County and Clay County, Missouri, she specialized in DWI/DUI cases and sex-related offenses, providing her with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities surrounding such cases. This experience allows her to approach your defense with a unique perspective, identifying any potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case and formulating the most effective defense strategies.
In addition to her specialization in sex crimes prosecution, Ashley has undergone specialized training and earned certification as a forensic interviewer. This expertise enables her to skillfully analyze and interpret the evidence, witness statements, and testimonies in your case, ensuring that all aspects of your defense are thoroughly examined and addressed. Her keen understanding of the legal and procedural nuances involved in lewd and lascivious behavior cases, coupled with her strong background in prosecution, make her an invaluable asset to your defense.
Ashley's dedication, organization, and commitment to fighting for her clients set her apart from other attorneys. She takes the time to develop a personalized approach to each case, ensuring that your specific needs and circumstances are taken into account when formulating your defense. Her honest, hard-working, and driven nature guarantees that your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention, providing you with the best possible legal representation.
With Ashley E. Repp's concentrated experience in criminal law, expertise in sex crimes prosecution, and certification as a forensic interviewer, you can trust that your defense is in capable hands. Her unwavering commitment to her clients and passion for seeking justice make her an outstanding advocate for those facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges or other criminal matters.
The SRC Law Group's founding attorneys – Phil Stein, Adam Chingren, and Ashley E. Repp – each bring their unique skills and experiences to provide comprehensive legal representation for clients facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges. With their combined knowledge and commitment to fight for their clients, you can feel confident that your case will be in capable hands. Don't hesitate to contact SRC Law Group at (913) 948-9311 for the expert legal representation you need in these challenging times.
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When a person exposes himself/herself in a public area where it is possible for someone else to see it.
Indecent exposure in Kansas is having sex, sodomy, or exposing genitals in public or exposing genitals in the presence of people who is not a spouse or partner and did not consent, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the accused persons' sexual desires.
Indecent Exposure Penalties
Indecent exposure is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in prison and up to $1,000 in fines.
When committed in the presence of someone under 16 years old. For a first time offense with no criminal record is a felony by up to 13 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.
Kansas sentencing guidelines use a grid system to determine prison sentences. Sentencing depends upon the accused persons previous criminal record. The more crimes in a persons criminal history the more likely the sentencing will be tougher.
Sex in Public
When a person performs sexual intercourse with someone else in an open or public area, including inside a motor vehicle since there is a chance another individual might see the act.
Places that will most likely be considered public by law:
- Public parks and recreational areas,
- businesses open to the the public including restaurants, retail stores,
- public streets, highways and parking lots,
- driveways, public streets and highways,
- some backyards and balconies can be considered public.
If people other than your spouse or partner can view you or be exposed to genitalia can possibly be considered public.
Urinating in public can lead to a number of legal charges, depending on the specific circumstances of the incident. One of the charges that a person may face is a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior. This is a criminal charge that is typically used to prosecute conduct that is considered indecent or offensive. In the case of urinating in public, exposing one's private body parts in a public place may be considered lewd and lascivious behavior.
However, it is important to note that this charge is typically only applied in situations where the person is exposing themselves for sexual gratification or with the intent to cause offense or alarm. If a person is simply urinating in a public place without any intent to cause offense or alarm, they may not be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.
It is also important to note that urinating in public can also lead to other charges such as indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and public nuisance. The charges will depend on the specific laws of the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the incident.
It is important to consult with our criminal defense attorneys familiar with the laws of the jurisdiction and the facts of the case to determine the most appropriate charges and the potential consequences.
In Kansas, public nudity is considered indecent exposure and is a criminal offense. Indecent exposure is defined as the intentional and lewd exposure of a person's body in a public place. This includes engaging in behaviors such as "streaking" or intentionally exposing private body parts in a public area.
Indecent exposure is a Class B misdemeanor in Kansas, which carries a possible sentence of up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. However, if the person has prior convictions for indecent exposure or similar crimes, the charge may be increased to a higher level of offense with more severe penalties.
It's also important to note that the laws of the specific jurisdiction should be consulted since it can vary. If a person is charged with indecent exposure, they should consult with a criminal defense attorney to understand the specific charges and potential consequences.
In Kansas, "lewd and lascivious behavior" is defined as any act that is considered to be sexually indecent or offensive in a public space. This includes acts such as public nudity, sexual acts in public, and indecent exposure.
A public space is generally considered to be an area that is open and accessible to the general public, such as a park, street, or beach. However, even if a person believes a specific area is private, such as an office building, it can still be viewed as a public space if other people are able to come into the space and see whatever is happening.
For example, if a person engages in indecent behavior in an office building where the windows are visible from the street, it may still be considered a public space.
It's important to know in Kansas, an individual can be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior even if no one else was present at the time of the act. Additionally, it is not a defense that the person did not intend for their behavior to be seen by others.
It is also worth mentioning that conviction of lewd and lascivious behavior carries serious penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and the possibility of being placed on the sex offender registry. It's crucial for those accused of such crimes to call our experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately.
Lewd And Lascivious Penalties In Kansas City
If a person commits engages in lewd and lascivious behavior in the presence of another who is 16 years of age or older, it is a Class B misdemeanor that results in a maximum six-month jail term and a fine no larger than $1,000 if convicted.
If the person who sees the lewd and lascivious behavior is under 16 years old, it is a Level 9 felony, punishable by a prison term of up to 13 months and a maximum $100,000 fine, as well as registration as a sex offender in some circumstances.
If you have been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced lawyer. At SRC Law Group, LLC, we understand how an accusation of a sex crime can ruin your personal life and professional reputation. Our criminal defense attorneys can help you either get your charges dismissed or reduce the charges/penalties you face.