Section 3127 of the Crimes Code makes it a crime for a person to expose his or her genitals in “any public place,” or any place where others are present and the person “knows or should know that [their] conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm.”


Indecent exposure is generally a second-degree misdemeanor; however, it’s a first-degree misdemeanor if the accused knew or should have known that persons less than 16 years of age were present.


Indecent exposure is one of the few sex crimes that is not a registrable offense with the Pennsylvania State Police.


If you or a loved one is charged with indecent exposure, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, Ryan H. James, who has tried and argued these cases with successful results.  Attorney James can be personally reached at 412-977-1827, or by e-mail at