Indecent Exposure

Massachsuetts Sex Offense Defense Attorneys

Massachusetts Criminal LawsOur knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Indecent Exposure Lawyers at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, Lowell, Woburn, Medford, Waltham, Wareham, Lynn, Lawrence, Wrentham, Dedham, Salem, Fall River, Brookline, Chelsea, Worcester, Framingham, Everett, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury and all smaller cities and rural areas in Massachusetts.

Indecent exposure is a crime governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 53.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor offense unlike open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, which is a felony offense. A conviction for Indecent exposure can result in imprisonment in a jail for up to six months.


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To obtain a conviction for indecent exposure, the prosecution must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The Defendant exposed his or her genitals to one or more persons;
  • The Defendant did so intentionally; and
  • The Defendant’s exposure offended one or more people.

Courts have considered the following conduct to be indecent exposure:

  • Masturbating in public;
  • Urinating in public;
  • Engaging in sexual acts in public;
  • Intentionally exposing genitalia in public;
  • Getting the attention of neighbor while committing sexual acts in bedroom window;
  • Standing further from the public urinal than necessary in order to expose genitalia; and
  • Walking out to the mailbox naked.

It should be noted that exposing one’s pubic hair, pubic region, butt or breasts is not considered indecent exposure although doing so may constitute open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, a more serious charge that also carries stiffer penalties if convicted.

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Cases involving alleged sex crimes are often a matter of misunderstanding and miscommunication.  Unlike the prosecutor, whose only job is to convict you, we want to hear your side and get to the truth of the matter and will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call the Massachusetts Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Indecent Exposure Defense Attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, Plymouth County including Brockton, Abington, Bridgewater, Whitman, Hanson, Hingham, Wareham, Halifax, Middleborough, Rockland, Lakeville, Holbrook, Avon, Kingston, Pembroke, Plympton, Pembroke, Hanover, Carver, Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell, Hanover, Scituate, East/West Bridgewater, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Wrentham, Foxborough, Franklin, Walpole, Needham, Walpole, Brookline, Dover, Medway, Medfield, Millis, Milton, Norwood, Plainville, Wellesley, Westwood; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Norton, Easton, Westport, Berkley, Freetown, Somerset, Rehobeth, Dighton, Mansfield, Freetown, Swansea Acushnet Cape Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable. Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, Somerville, Newton, Framingham, Malden, Chelsea, Everett, Arlington, Medford and Waltham;and the Greater Boston area including South Boston, Worcester, Framingham, Woburn, Lynn, Lawrence, Salem, Dedham, Revere, Dorchester and Roxbury.