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Open or Gross Lewdness in Nevada

Many people often find it thrilling to “flash” strangers, or to engage in sexual intercourse in public. However, this is a serious offense in Nevada that can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Whenever an individual is accused of committing an act of lewdness, it is important that he or she contacts a defense attorney in Las Vegas who has experience successfully representing clients accused of sex crimes.

Defense Lawyer for Open or Gross Lewdness in Las Vegas

Michael Pariente is a tactical defense lawyer in Clark County who provides strategic defense options for tourists and residents who have been arrested for open or gross lewdness in Henderson, Clark County, Paradise, Las Vegas, and the surrounding areas.

If you have been arrested for allegations of open or gross lewdness, or any other sex charges, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. can help you. Call us today, free of charge at (702) 966-5310 and let Michael Pariente fight for you.

Overview on Open or Gross Lewdness in Nevada

What is considered Open or Gross Lewdness?

According to NRS 201.210, a person can be charged with open or gross lewdness if he or she exposes their sexual organs (genitals, breasts, buttocks), or engages in sexual activity in public or in a context that would be offensive to others.

Sexual activity can include sexual intercourse, oral sex, masturbation, the touching of genitals, or any other form of sexually gratifying or arousing behavior.

Proving Open or Gross Lewdness

In order to be convicted of this offense, the prosecution must be able to prove certain elements were present. Including but not limited to:

  • The offender acted intentionally
  • The offender exposed his or her sexual organs
  • The offender recklessly disregarded public exposure

It is important to note that under Nevada law, the breastfeeding of a child does not constitute as open or gross lewdness.

Potential Punishment for Open or Gross Lewdness

For a first offense of this crime, an individual will be charged with a gross misdemeanor. Under NRS 193.140, a gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail, and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

Any subsequent offense under this classification is considered a category D felony. And is punishable by a between one a four years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000.

Defense Firm in Clark County Dedicated to Serving Clients like You

If you have been accused of open or gross lewdness, it is important to take a proactive approach to your defense. The sooner you contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C., the sooner we can begin reviewing the details of your case, and planning your defense.

Michael Pariente of Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is a qualified sex crimes defense lawyer in Las Vegas, who is committed to ensuring that his clients are treated fairly throughout the legal process. Pariente serves clients who are facing lewdness and other sex crimes in Clark County, Henderson, Paradise, Las Vegas, and the surrounding areas. Contact him today for a free case evaluation at (702) 966-5310.

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