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Houston Lewd Acts Defense Attorney

Sex is a normal human activity, but if someone sees you performing sexual acts in public, you could find yourself charged with a sex crime. In Texas, sex is considered a lewd act if it is done where it can be observed—even in your own home with the blinds open.

Public lewdness is defined as an offense where you knowingly engaged in any of the acts listed below, either in a public place, or in a non-public place, if you were “reckless” about whether someone else was present who might be offended or alarmed by it:

  • Sexual contact or sexual intercourse: Sexual contact is any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. Sexual intercourse means penetration.
  • “Deviate sexual intercourse,” (oral or anal sex, involving either touching or penetration of said orifices)
  • Sex with an animal or bird

Public lewdness is a Class A misdemeanor, which means you could be locked up for up to a year in jail and fined as much as $4,000. You could also be required to register as a sex offender.

Get the Legal Help You Need

If you are on the sex offender registry, chances are good that you’ll have trouble getting a job in the future, and you might even lose the one you already have. There is also the prospect of spending time in jail and/or paying thousands in fines. Get an experienced Houston sex crimes defense attorney to represent you.

Call the offices of top-rated Houston criminal defense attorney Mary E. Conn Law immediately. With more than 30 years of successful experience in sex crimes defense, Mary E. Conn has earned the highest possible ratings by clients and peers in the legal community. She is among the most successful and high profile defense attorneys in the city, and has saved innumerable clients from the worst consequences that can come from a sex crime conviction. Any delay in obtaining counsel can harm your case, so don’t wait. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sexual offense such as public lewdness, call Mary E. Conn Law for your free consultation.