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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

DuPage County Public Indecency Defense Lawyer

Oakbrook Sex Crimes Attorney

Attorneys Representing Downers Grove Clients in Sex Crime Cases

Illinois law prohibits a person from exposing their genitals in public, engaging in public sex, or doing anything to attract sexual arousal in a public place. There are all kinds of scenarios and situations that can lead to an arrest for public indecency.

If you or someone you know is charged with this sexual offense, you should retain an attorney experienced in public indecency defense. For over 25 years, the attorneys in the law offices of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully resolved public indecency cases, and a wide range of other sex crimes for clients throughout the greater Chicago area.

Charges and Penalties for Public Indecency in Illinois

In Illinois, you commit the crime of public indecency if you are 17 years of age or older and perform any act in a public place, where it is reasonably expected to be viewed by others, involving such sexual conduct as:

  • Public sexual penetration (intercourse), or sexual conduct, clothed or unclothed.
  • Lewd exposure of your body with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desire.

Children under the age of 17 cannot be charged with pubic indecency, but may be charged, as juveniles, with disorderly conduct.

Public indecency is generally a Class A misdemeanor. However, if you are convicted of a third or subsequent offense of public indecency, you will be charged with a Class 4 felony. It is also a Class 4 felony if you are 18 years of age or older, and the sexual acts take place within 500 feet of elementary or secondary school grounds, when children are present on the grounds.

Depending upon the circumstances of your offense, you could be sentenced to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500 if found guilty of public indecency. Further, and even more damaging, when you are convicted of public indecency you might be classified as a sex offender. That could put your name and face on the sex offender registry and will subject you to the life-altering consequences and ongoing requirements of registered sex offenders.

Call an Oak Brook Sex Crime Defense Attorney

The skilled attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. will fight your charges and develop an aggressive defense to protect your freedom. We will examine the evidence and witnesses and work to have your charges dismissed or reduced. Our goal is to keep you off the sex offender registry and out of jail. Contact a DuPage County public indecency defense attorney at 630-472-9700 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We provide aggressive legal representation in Downers Grove, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Lombard, Hinsdale, Willowbrook, and surrounding areas.

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