Former baseball All-Star Lenny Dykstra was charged last week with two counts of Indecent Exposure. Dykstra is accused of placing ads on the website Craigslist.com, seeking a personal assistant or housekeeping services. The applicants claimed that when they arrived, Dykstra told them that the job duties also included massage services and that he then removed his clothes and exposed himself to the women. Dykstra is set to be arraigned on the charges next week.
Indecent Exposure is a broad charge that can cover a number of different circumstances, including everything from flashing to urinating in public. In Nevada, a first offense Indecent Exposure is a gross misdemeanor, meaning that it is punishable by up to a year in county jail. A second or subsequent offense is a felony, and is punishable by up to four (4) years in prison. In addition, Indecent Exposure is considered a "sex offense" under Nevada law and can subject the offender to related consequences.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with Indecent Exposure or a similar offense, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.