Las Vegas Public Lewdness Defense Lawyers
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, or even Primm—and you have been charged with lewdness, you need to reach out for legal assistance as quickly as possible. While Sin City tolerates a lot of behavior, there are some limits.
You need Douglas Crawford Law.
The crime of lewdness comes in many forms. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 201 covers many of these types of behavior. If you’re facing charges of lewdness you may generally be convicted of a gross misdemeanor, which we may be able to get reduced. But if the act of lewdness occurred in the presence of a minor you will face felony charges. A felony conviction could have serious consequences for your future. I have over 30 years of experience in this type of law and you need to contact me as soon as possible so we can begin your defense.
By and large, the crime of lewdness is most often one of indecent exposure. This does not only have to apply to the primary individual—if you expose someone else you might still be charged with the crime, like grabbing at a swimsuit at a pool party. Unfortunately, being under the influence of alcohol is not a defense. With the surveillance culture we live in, there could be ample evidence of a crime. Whether you are on the active or receiving end of an act of lewdness, you need to reach out to me as soon as possible so we can begin criminal or defense proceedings.
I will state again how serious this charge is. If you commit an act of public lewdness in front of a minor or a vulnerable person, such as someone disabled or mentally incompetent, you are facing felony charges. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but you might too if you get out of control in a public space where adults and children mix. The State of Nevada takes its responsibility to its youngest citizens seriously, and so should you.
If you have been previously convicted of a sexual offense and have been charged with lewdness that will change our defense strategy. You are looking at added penalties and we will have to adjust our plans accordingly.
It’s very important to note that the NRS does not define breastfeeding as an act of lewdness, either in public or private spaces. Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for developing infants and the State of Nevada recognizes that fact. If you’ve been asked not to breastfeed in any public space your rights have been violated. You need to contact me. If you choose, we can take legal action in order to protect your rights. Good parenting should be rewarded, not penalized.
I have over 30 years of experience litigating and defending this type of law. Regardless of your situation, I can help.