The criminal charge of Open and Gross Lewdness ranges from a Gross Misdemeanor to a Felony in Las Vegas, Nevada depending on the defendant’s prior criminal history. Open and Gross Lewdness generally refers to any sexual act done in public or private where others can view it. An example of Indecent Exposure would be, if Sean and Crystal were partying together at the Electric Daisy Concert here at the Las Vegas Speedway and in the heat of the moment starting having sexual intercourse in the middle of the crowd. Here, both Sean and Crystal would be charged with Open and Gross Lewdness for removing their clothing and exposing their bodies and engaging in a sex act in public. If Sean and Crystal were arrested for Open and Gross Lewdness stemming from this incident they would be charged with a gross misdemeanor. If this was their first time charged with said offense, they would face up to 1 year in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, and potentially be forced to register as a sex offender. If this was not their first time charged with Indecent Exposure, they would be charged with a felony, and would face 1-4 years of prison, a fine of up to $5,000, and potentially be forced to register as a sex offender.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced in defending his clients for a variety of sexual related charges ranging from indecent exposure, to open and gross lewdness and sexual assault/rape. He will discuss all possible defenses on your open and gross lewdness charge and work towards a dismissal or reduction to a lesser non sex related charge and help you avoid prison.