Public Lewdness

If you have been charged with Public Lewdness you need to hire a proven and Board Certified Attorney to defend you aggressively in court. Attorney Grant Scheiner has years of experience defending those charged with Public Lewdness and he will fight for your rights. Contact his Legal Team today and explore your options.

What Is Public Lewdness

This charge is often called, “sex in a public place.” A common scenario involves a person accused of having sex or sexual relations in sexually oriented business, such as a “strip club.”

Another scenario simply involves people engaging in consensual acts in a public place and are careless (or “reckless,” under Texas law) about whether another person is present, who may be alarmed or offended.

A person accused of Public Lewdness should do whatever is possible to keep a conviction off of his or her record. Sexually based crimes can have lasting negative effects on a person’s family life, employment and social standing in the community.

About Public Lewdness

In Texas, Public Lewdness is a Class “A” misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $4,000, one (1) year county jail time, or both such fine and jail time.

A person commits Public Lewdness if he or she knowingly engages in certain acts in a public place or, if not in a public place, he or she is reckless about whether another is present, who will be offended or alarmed.

These prohibited public acts are sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, sexual contact, or any act involving contact between the person’s mouth or genitals and the anus or genitals of an animal or fowl. Tex. Pen. Code § 21.07.

You should know that in the State of Texas this crime is considered a sexual offense and other penalties may be part of the sentencing. In some cases, treatment or education classes may be ordered and for repeat offenders registration on the sex offenders list may be ordered if the crime continues.

Get Help On Your Side

As with any criminal charge, it is important to remain silent and talk only to a lawyer who will fight for your rights and freedom. Getting help immediately is always the best plan and the Lawyers at the Scheiner Law Group have numerous years of courtroom experience and are fully aware of what you should expect. They will keep you informed every step of the way and work to ensure your best possible results.