Need a lawyer for lewd conduct charges in Louisville, KY? Lewd conduct is typically charged as First or Second Degree Indecent Exposure in Kentucky. Suhre & Associates, LLC criminal defense attorneys can help defend you.
We pride ourselves on our ability to fight back when it feels like everyone is against you. Our motivation comes from our firm belief that you are completely innocent unless and until the state proves you guilty.
We leave no stone unturned building your defense, from asserting your constitutional rights to poking holes in the state’s case. If you have been accused of Lewd Conduct in Louisville, contact Suhre & Associates, LLC at (502) 371-7000 right away for your free consultation.
How Can Suhre & Associates, LLC Help With Lewd Conduct Charges in Louisville?
The clock is ticking if you have been charged with lewd conduct in Louisville (commonly known as indecent exposure). The state is actively building its case to put you behind bars. The only thing that can make them stop is an aggressive Louisville criminal defense lawyer.
When aggressive representation is what you need, Suhre & Associates, LLC is standing by. Our reputation of winning cases at trial speaks for itself.
When you hire us, you can count on us to:
- Filing motions to have evidence thrown out
- Using our own investigators
- Challenging witness testimony through cross examination
- Negotiating for dismissal or reduction of charges
- Taking your case to trial to fight for acquittal
Do not sit back and expect this case to go away on its own. Once charges are filed, the prosecutors are not going to leave you alone until they have you in jail. That’s why you need experienced legal counsel to fight for your reputation and future.
Whether your goal is an all-out acquittal at trial or a quiet resolution, our Louisville lewd conduct lawyers will work closely with you to try to make it happen. Indecent exposure is a serious charge that can carry stiff penalties.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
What are Lewd Conduct Charges in Louisville?
Lewd conduct charges in Louisville are technically called indecent exposure. There are two types of indecent exposure in Kentucky — First Degree and Second Degree.
Indecent exposure has four elements that the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict someone. These are:
- The defendant;
- Intentionally exposed their genitals;
- Under circumstances they knew, or should have known, would offend or alarm the victim; and
- The victim was over 18 years old or under 18 years old.
If the victim is under 18 years old, it is Indecent Exposure in the First Degree. If the victim is 18 or older, it is charged as Indecent Exposure in the Second Degree.
Suhre & Associates, LLC understands how important it is to challenge each element of the state’s case. When the prosecution presents important evidence to prove their case, we scrutinize every detail for weaknesses we can attack.
If you are facing charges for lewd conduct / indecent exposure in Kentucky, contact our team for your free consultation and get started fighting back.
What Are the Penalties for Lewd Conduct in Louisville?
Lewd conduct can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on your criminal record and the age of the victim. If the victim is 18 years or older, lewd conduct (Indecent Exposure in the Second Degree) is a Class B Misdemeanor.
A Class B Misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of:
If the victim is under the age of 18, the first offense for Indecent Exposure in the First Degree is also a Class B Misdemeanor with the penalties outlined above.
However, as the number of offenses increases for First Degree Indecent Exposure (a victim under 18), so do the penalties. The second offense within three years of the prior conviction is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by 12 months jail and a $500 fine or up to two years of probation.
For third and subsequent offenses within three years of the last conviction, First Degree Indecent Exposure is a Class D Felony. A Class D Felony is punishable by a minimum of one year in prison and a maximum of five years in prison.
In Kentucky, being convicted of a felony sex crime like lewd conduct / indecent exposure means you have to register as a sex offender with the state. The sex offender registry is a publicly available database. Registrants are subjected to numerous difficult conditions, and failing to follow all of them can lead to new felony charges. The typical period you are required to register as a sex offender is 20 years.
Contact Suhre & Associates, LLC Today For Help
If you have been accused of lewd conduct or indecent exposure in Louisville, contact Suhre & Associates, LLC for your free consultation. We have helped thousands of clients beat their cases, and we want to fight for you, too.