Penal Code Section 314(1) Indecent Exposure: The heart of any Criminal Defense Firm is the willingness and ability to go to trial when the case doesn't settle in a beneficial manner for your client. PC 314 carries a serious consequence of Lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Criminal Defense attorneys had worked on the case for approximately a year when Jonathan began representing the client. The allegation was indecent exposure, claiming the client had "wagged" his penis at a female in the area. Client insisted he was merely urinating, and did not see anybody in the area.
The District Attorney was unwilling to settle the case for Urinating in Public charge, so trial was a necessity. After two days in trial, a verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned soon after deliberation began. Mr. Rooker has experience successfully defending PC 314 charges at trial.
In 2018-2019 I defended a person who had been previously convicted, but was fully innocent of this accusation. The distress he suffered while the case played out was horrible. When the preliminary hearing came, the case was dismissed before it ever began. Helping innocent people, especially ones who have their back against the wall due to prior mistakes, but are completely innocent this time because they are 100% rehabilitated is one of the most rewarding events that a defense attorney can experience.