Irvine Man Allegedly Commits Indecent Exposure

March 28, 2013

Irvine, Orange County - Irvine Police have increased patrols around schools and on the lookout for a suspect after a man allegedly committed indecent exposure.

Police say the man was driving up towards a group of girls, and then asked a young girl if she had "seen this," and that is when the suspect allegedly exposed himself.

Irvine sex crimes attorney Michael L. Guisti explains that if this suspect is caught and convicted he will likely have to register as a sex offender for life, along with likely jail time.

Guisti, who has for over a decade successfully dealt with sex crime cases, explains that alleged acts of indecent exposure aren't always as clear as they may seem, because of the way the indecent exposure laws are written.

To be charged with indecent exposoure Guisti explains they're basically two things that need to be met. The first, you need to expose and draw attention to your genitals, and the second, you need to have exposed yourself in a public place.

Wearing something revealing, like a thong, isn't considered indecent exposure, but however, Guisti explains, cops in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach have been known to cite and arrested people on indecent exposure charges for just this reason, and this is why you need to contact an Irvine criminal defense attorney.

There have been other times where, say in Fullerton or Santa Ana, maybe in a very darken alley you may need to just use the bathroom, or you and another slip away to have some "fun," but of course a cop happens to be in the area, and you find yourself cited, or arrested for indecent exposure.

Well, says Guisti, as long as you were out of public view you shouldn't be charged with this sex crime, because being in a dark place, out of view of people, and not drawing attention to your genitals isn't indecent exposure, which is all the more reason to contact an Irvine criminal defense lawyer.

Again, Guisti stresses, the real point of indecent exposure is drawing attention to your genitals, and even if for whatever reason you happened to be nude in public as long as you never had specific intent to draw attention to your genital you shouldn't be charged with this crime.

Being charged with indecent exposure is very serious as you could have to register as a sex offender for life, which is why it's so important to call the Irvine sex crime attorney experts at the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti right now at, 888-478-8999.

This is a crime that could ruin you for the rest of your life, and that is why it's important to call the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti, because their legal experts have well over a decade of successfully winning sex crime cases for our clients in the Orange County courts.

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