Public lewdness is a general term for the crime of engaging in any kind of sexual contact in a public place. This can include sexual touching or sexual intercourse between consenting adults in places such as public restrooms, bars, adult theaters, parks, bathhouses, and any other place considered to be "public." The sexual contact may include touching another's body in a sexual manner through his or her clothing, engaging in "deviant" sexual contact or participating in any sexual activity with an animal.
Under Texas law, public lewdness is charged as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in a county jail and fines of up to $4,000. If convicted, you will have a permanent criminal record, which is public record, which can impact future opportunities for employment, housing, and other aspects of your life.
Attorney Ned Barnett understands the public humiliation and loss of reputation result from a charge of public lewdness. If you or someone you know has been charged with this offense, contact the Law Offices of Ned Barnett today to begin your defense.
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