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Seaside Heights NJ Lewdness Attorney

Our lawyers know from experience how complicated a lewdness offense can be to defend in Ocean County. Cases that involve allegations of lewd conduct tend to be very contentious as a result of the general distaste for this type of charge and the alarm frequently expressed by the victim. If you were arrested and charged with lewdness in Toms River, Lacey, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, Long Beach or another local municipality, hiring a skilled attorney is going to be your best course of action in avoiding a conviction. The team of criminal attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of experience and includes a former prosecutor in approximately 15 municipalities in Ocean County, including Toms River, Berkeley, Jackson, Lacey, Stafford and Point Pleasant Beach. Contact us anytime of day or night at (732) 286-6500 for a comprehensive review and evaluation of your lewdness charge.

Lewdness & Indecent Exposure in Ocean County

Every criminal complaint or indictment alleging lewdness arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4. This statute makes it a disorderly persons offense to commit a "flagrantly lewd and offensive act" that is intended or likely to be observed by a non-consenting party who will be alarmed or affronted by the conduct. The charge escalates to a fourth degree crime if the actor exposes his intimate parts for purposes of sexual arousal or gratification and: (1) the victim is less than 13 years of age and the actor is at least four years older; or (2) the victim suffers from a mental disease or defect which renders them unable to understand the sexual nature of the conduct. In applying the requirements of 2C:14-4, "lewd act" includes exposing genitals for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the actor or another person.

Lewdness Penalty Chart


Disorderly Persons Offense

Fourth Degree Crime


0 to $1,000

Up to $10,000

VCCO Assessment



Safe Neighborhood Fund



Court Costs




As ordered by court

As ordered by court




License Suspension

In discretion of court

In discretion of court


Up to 6 Months Jail

Up 18 Months Prison

Point Pleasant Lewdness Defense Attorney

Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represents clients accused of lewdness and other indecent conduct and have successfully represented countless individuals arrested for violating 2C:14-4. Whether you have been charged with inappropriate conduct at the Forked River Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach, at Great Adventure or in any other location in Ocean County, the lawyers at our firm have what you need to insure your interests are protected. An attorney is available to discuss your arrest in Lakewood, Barnegat, Lavallette, Bay Head or another town immediately at (732) 286-6500. Do not hesitate to contact us as initial consultations with a lawyer are free.

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