Open and Gross Lewdness. Most folks read those four words and think they immediately know what it must mean.
But the legal definition is a bit more broad than you might think.
An example of #1 could be someone masturbating in front of an open window while watching people pass by. This person is making no effort to conceal himself or herself and anyone who glances in that direction will see everything!
An example of #2 might be a person who just walks up to a woman in a bar and starts to grope her breasts, or perhaps someone who grabs a man's crotch without his consent.
The difference between open or gross lewdness and the Nevada crime of sexual assault (the legal term for rape) is that sexual assault involves penetration. This includes sexual intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, digital sex ("fingering"), or inserting an object into a bodily orifice in a sexual way.
Indecent Exposure v. Open or Gross Lewdness
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Indecent Exposure penalties
If you have been arrested for one of these crimes, of think that someone may accuse you of these crimes, call my office right away so we can be ahead of the game!
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