Open & Gross Lewdness

The crime of intentionally or recklessly exposing one’s genitals, buttocks or female breasts to one or more persons, who were in fact alarmed or shocked by such behaviour.

The maximum penalty is 2 years in a county house of correction (HOC) or 3 years in state prison and/or a fine of $300.

In order to prove that the Defendant is guilty of Open & Gross Lewdness, the prosecutor must prove 5 things beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. That the Defendant exposed his/her genitals, buttocks or female breasts to one or more persons.
  2. That the Defendant did so intentionally.
  3. That the Defendant either intended public exposure or recklessly disregarded a substantial risk of public exposure to others who might be offended by such conduct.
  4. That the Defendant’s act was done in such a way as to produce alarm or shock.
  5. That one or more persons were in fact alarmed or shocked by the Defendant’s exposing himself/herself.

Defense Strategies for Open & Gross Lewdness

If you have been charged with Open & Gross Lewdness or other sex offender registry crimes, you are at risk of humiliation and persecution for the rest of your life. That is why you must act NOW to hire the best attorney possible, who can negotiate with the District Attorney and file whatever motions are necessary to resolve your case. Motions to dismiss for lack of probable cause and to suppress evidence obtained by an illegal search and seizure may bring a hasty resolution to your case.  
It is often possible to persuade the District Attorney to reduce the charge or even drop the case. In some cases, a motion for Pre-Trial Diversion may protect your record.
If you have been arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness and don’t know what to do, call me, ATTORNEY ELLIOT SAVITZ right now, at (781) 326-2700 for your FREE CONSULTATION. There is NO OBLIGATION, and it is an important first step to getting your life back on track.
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