Arrested for Lewd Conduct in Hudson County

Lewd conduct, also commonly referred to as indecent exposure, is a New Jersey sex crime that occurs when an individual exposes his or her genitals in order to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of himself or another. In order to be rightfully convicted of Lewd Conduct in Hudson County a person must commit a flagrantly lewd and offensive act which he knows or reasonably expects is likely to be observed by other non-consenting persons who would be affronted or alarmed. For an example of lewd conduct charges in Hudson County, consider the following lewd conduct case in which a man was arrested for masturbating in public. The man allegedly exposed his genitalia in front of a female postal worker. He took off his shirt and began masturbating outside of a residence where she was delivering mail. The masturbating man was also in possession of marijuana and was charged with possession of marijuana as well as lewd conduct. Masturbating in public is a lewd act and therefore, if the state can prove that the man could have reasonably expected to be observed by the non-consenting postal worker and that she was alarmed by this act then a conviction can occur. It is a defense attorney’s job to make sure this does not happen. Lewd conduct is a disorderly persons offense which carries penalties of up to 6 months in prison and $1,000 in fines. In certain circumstances it can be a fourth degree crime like when private parts are exposed to a child or someone with a mental defect.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo and if you have been charged with lewd conduct in New Jersey, I will provide you with a defense that is both aggressive and sensitive to your situation. I know that good people make mistakes and I won’t judge you. As a sex crime attorney with 35 years of success built with trusted clientele, I am well aware that seemingly innocent acts can result in charges of lewd conduct, particularly when an individual believes they are alone in the privacy of a dark alley or low-lit park. If you are in an embarrassing situation and would like to speak with an attorney who has years of experience handling these circumstances, contact me today for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118 or visit the lewd conduct information page on my website at www.palumbo-renaud.com.