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In the state of Nevada, there are certain kinds of conduct that are considered to be in violation of public decency and good morals. This immoral and indecent conduct has been made unlawful. Chapter 201 of Title 15 defines the types of immoral conduct that the state of Nevada has made illegal, and there are different subcategories of immoral and indecent conduct found within Chapter 201.

One subcategory relates to lewdness and indecency. Within that subcategory, Nevada Revised Statute section 201.210 defines the offense of open and gross lewdness. If you have been accused of committing this offense, you could face serious penalties that could affect your reputation and your future. You need to aggressively fight for your rights, which means you need to get the right legal help from a qualified and experienced attorney who has a successful track record of providing representation to defendants accused of crimes against public decency and good morals.

LV Criminal Defense can provide the representation you need. Our Las Vegas criminal defense law firm has successfully represented many defendants accused of violations of statutes found within 201 of Title 15. We know the ins-and-outs of how prosecutors pursue charges against defendants accused of lewdness and we can put our extensive legal knowledge to work to provide the help that you need to fight against serious accusations. We can work with you to develop a legal strategy, negotiate a plea deal, or fight charges in court. To find out more about the ways in which we can help you, give us a call today.

Nevada Revised Statute Section 201.210: Open or Gross Lewdness

Open or gross lewdness in Nevada involves engaging in sexual conduct in public, engaging in sexual conduct that could cause offense, or exposing one’s self. The penalties for open or gross lewdness will vary depending upon whether the defendant had previously committed any similar crimes.

N.R.S. 201.210 stipulates that a person who has committed a first offense of open or gross lewdness could be found guilty of a gross misdemeanor. If a defendant committed a subsequent offense of open or gross lewdness, the defendant could be convicted of a Category D felony and punished for this offense under the terms of Nevada Revised Statute section 193.130. A felony offense is a much more serious crime, but a gross misdemeanor can still result in up to a year of jail time as well as a fine.

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N.R.S. 201.210 makes clear that when a mother is breast feeding a child, this act does not constitute an act of open or gross lewdness.

When a prosecutor pursues charges for open or gross lewdness, the prosecutor is not obligated to prove that the defendant engaged in the sexual conduct or exposed himself for purposes of causing offense and the prosecutor does not have to prove that a third party was offended by the defendant’s conduct in other for the defendant to be convicted.

Contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

Because you could go to jail for open and gross lewdness, it is important that you act quickly and contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible when you have been accused of violating the provisions of Nevada Revised Statute section 201.210. You should reach out to a Vegas criminal defense lawyer who has experience fighting charges similar to the ones you are facing and you should work closely with your attorney to develop a legal strategy aimed at helping you to get the best possible outcome during your criminal case.

LV Criminal Defense has provided representation to many defendants accused of crimes against public decency and good morals and we still stand up for you during court proceedings or in a negotiation for a plea agreement with a prosecutor. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.

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