Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure Charges in South Carolina

If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina, who will fight to protect your rights. The criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC will fight to protect your rights and your personal and professional future.

Court House Steps Since 1996, the experienced lawyers of the Strom Law Firm have defended the rights of people through the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have experience defending various types of criminal charges and will begin to utilize our professional resources as soon as we begin working on your case.

Our attorneys regularly visit the various correctional facilities throughout South Carolina.

Detainees may be held in a number or police stations or correctional facilities immediately after arrest. Detention Centers in South Carolina are numerous, and include the Lexington County Detention Center and the Greenville County Detention Center. Our attorneys have experience with nearly every venue in SC and are willing to travel to defend your rights.

An arresting officer may work for any of several law enforcement agencies.

In Richland County, arrests can be made by any law enforcement agency.. Depending on the arresting agency, a case may be heard by the Central Court, City Court, or a Magistrate Court.

A bond hearing will happen promptly following an arrest on criminal charges. Thorough preparation for this and other hearings is only possible with adequate time. Involvement throughout the life of your case is an important aspect of criminal defense, and time is essential for preparation.

Criminal charges do not mean that a defendant is guilty of the crime. Through the criminal justice process, it is the burden of the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.

Indecent Exposure Defense in South Carolina

According to South Carolina law Section 16-15-130, indecent exposure is the intentional exposure of one’s private parts in public. The penalties for indecent exposure in South Carolina can be severe, especially if you have previously been convicted of a sex crime.

Although typically a misdemeanor, if you are charged with indecent exposure in front of a child, it could result in a felony.

Types of Indecent Exposure:

Penalties for Indecent Exposure

A person convicted of indecent exposure in South Carolina is guilty of a misdemeanor, fined in the discretion of the court, faces a maximum 3 year jail sentence, or both. If convicted, you may even have to register as a sex offender.

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

A harmless prank or simply urinating in a public place could lead to serious criminal charges for indecent exposure and registering as a sex offender could harm your professional future. If you are charged with indecent exposure in South Carolina, call the Strom Law Firm LLC to help protect your future and your reputation.

More on Columbia, South Carolina

gervais st. bridge columbia, South CarolinaColumbia, the state capital of South Carolina, also serves as the county seat of Richland County, one of the largest counties in South Carolina. Richland County is home to several important landmarks including the SC State House and the state flagship University of South Carolina.

Also located in Columbia is the largest U.S. Army installation for Basic Combat Training, a U.S. Army base named Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson trains half of all U.S. Army soldiers every year, including 60% of women soldiers. An important part of the Columbia community, over 12,000 families call Fort Jackson home and over 35,000 potential soldiers are on campus throughout the year.

The state flagship University of South Carolina is located in Columbia. The university’s Columbia campus educated upwards of 32,000 students annually. The university generates a tremendous impact on the city, which is ranked as the #3 college town in the country.

Various natural landmarks run through Columbia. Multiple rivers, including the Broad River, Saluda River, and Wateree River each run through Columbia, which is also home to Lake Murray. Boating, sailing, biking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide many fun activities for residents and visitors.

Columbia’s downtown scene includes popular bar areas Five Points and The Vista. Five Points is located on Harden Street, and is perhaps the most popular downtown area. Students have frequented Five Points for decades, not just for its bar scene but also for classic eateries and boutique shopping. The Vista, located on Gervais Street, is a popular downtown area for young professionals and offers upscale dining and scenic views of the Congaree river.

There are many law enforcement agencies throughout Columbia. Magistrate, Central, and City Court all hear cases after arrest, depending on the arresting agency. A local police station or the Alvin S. Glenn detention center may hold alleged offenders directly after their arrest. After a short period of time in detention, a bond hearing will be set. Contacting an attorney from the very beginning of your case only helps that attorney defend your rights, including at the bond hearing.

Our attorneys frequently have significant experience in The City of Columbia City Court, located at 811 Washington St., Columbia, SC 29201, and Central Court, located at 1701 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201. Our attorneys also frequently visit the Alvin S. Glenn detention center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr., Columbia, SC 29209.

There are many interstates and freeways that run through Columbia and Richland County, some even beginning or ending within the city limits. I-20, I-26, and I-77 each run through Richland County, and two other major interstates (I-85 and I-95) run nearby through other counties in South Carolina. These major highways run to Florence, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville, and beyond.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.

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