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What is Public Indecency in Illinois?
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What is Public Indecency in Illinois?

There are a number of misconceptions regarding the criminal charge of public indecency.Click To Tweet

 

Public indecency is a serious but complicated charge, and the conviction, penalties, and other consequences depend heavily on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

 

Generally speaking, the crime of public indecency is prosecuted as a misdemeanor in Illinois. In the most simplistic terms, public indecency charges allege that you exposed yourself in a public place. If convicted, you could face up to a year … Read More

Possible Defenses in a Chicago Public Indecency Case
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Possible Defenses in a Chicago Public Indecency Case

If you’re being charged with public indecency, you may wonder what the big deal is—perhaps you urinated in an alley after a night at the bars or mooned an old college friend as a joke, and you don’t believe that your actions should be considered a criminal offense. Unfortunately, the arresting officer probably didn’t see things this way, and you need to take any charge leveled against you very seriously.

 

Under Illinois state law 720 ILCS 5/11-30, public indecency … Read More

Public Indecency: When Freedom of Expression Turns Illegal
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Public Indecency: When Freedom of Expression Turns Illegal

Public indecency, or indecent exposure, has always been a somewhat nebulous charge. It’s classified as a sexual offense, which means that, if you’re charged with public indecency, you’ll be forced to register as a sex offender. The sex offender registry is public, and being a registered sex offender can affect everything from your ability to find housing to getting a job—a harsh penalty to pay for streaking, mooning, or urinating in public.

 

Public indecency charges get even more complicated … Read More