Description

A criminal charge of Lewd Conduct in Public may be charged against an individual who solicits anyone to engage in or who engages in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed the public view, including prostitution or solicitation of prostitution, either in the receipt or payment of funds. Solicitation of persons under the age of 18 may incur additional charges for commercially exploited children.

What does the prosecutor have to prove?

Defendant solicited another person to engage in lewd or dissolute conduct in a public place or in a place open to the public or exposed to public view.
OR
Defendant engaged in lewd or dissolute conduct in a public place or in a place open to the public or exposed to public view.

Punishment
Misdemeanor: 0-180 days

 

Can this be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor (“wobbler”)?No
Is this charge a strike?No
Is this charge a “serious felony”No
Is this charge a “violent felony”No
Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?No
Do I have to register as a drug offender if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to own or possess a firearm if convicted?No
Do I lose my right to vote if convicted?No
Am I eligible for a local sentence (PC § 1170(h)) if convicted?No
Am I eligible for PC § 1000 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I eligible for Prop. 36 drug diversion if convicted?No
Am I required to give a DNA sample if convicted?No
Is this charge considered a “crime of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes?Yes
Is this charge considered a “aggravated felony” for immigration purposes?May
Is this charge considered a “controlled substance violation” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “domestic violence” for immigration purposes?No
Is this charge considered a “firearm conviction” for immigration purposes?No