720 ILCS 5/11-30 [15859] – Public Indecency


  • Class A misdemeanor
  • Up to 364 days in jail
  • Possible sex offender registration
  • Fine up to $2,500
  • Class 4 Felony in certain circumstances
  • 1-3 years in prison
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The crime of public indecency (also known as Public Indecency/Lewd Exposure] under 720 ILCS 5/11-30 [15859] [15857] [15860] is one of several Illinois sex offenses.  There are many unlawful acts that can lead to a charge of public indecency in Chicago and the suburbs.  That being said, all cases charged under 720 ILCS 5/11-30 share theme of performing some type of sex act in a public place.  The crime of public indecency makes legal sex acts illegal when performed in public or with the intent that they be viewed by members of the public.  Common places where these crimes are committed include parked cars, trains, forest preserves or other public areas.  A person convicted of public indecency most typically faces up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine.  This offense can land a suspect in prison for up to 3 years if the act is done within 500 feet of an elementary school or if the person has been twice convicted in the past.


When Charged with Public Indecency – Chicago Criminal Lawyer Andrew Weisberg


If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with public indecency, you should contact criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg today.  Mr. Weisberg is a former prosecutor and has the knowledge and experience to successfully defend individuals charged with public indecency or other sex-related offenses.  As a former prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg understands criminal cases from all angles.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 on his cell phone at (773) 453-2140.


The Best Defense In Public Indecency Cases under 720 ILCS 5/11-30 – Andrew M. Weisberg


In many cases, a prosecutor will charge a defendant with multiple counts for the same or similar conduct.  Each criminal act that is committed can be levied as a distinct criminal charge.  It is quite common in sex cases for the prosecutor to charge a suspect with additional criminal counts to create the appearance that the suspect is more dangerous and deserves a greater sentence. The State’s Attorney’s office has great power as to charging of criminal suspects. When you face criminal charges, you go against experienced prosecutors whose job it is to put you in jail and assure you have a permanent criminal record.  This is why you need a Chicago criminal lawyer that is prepared to vigorously defend you against sex-related charges.  Don’t trust your freedom and your future to just any criminal attorney.  Contact former sex crimes prosecutor Andrew M. Weisberg and allow him to put his unique experience to work for you.  Mr. Weisberg will aggressively defend you in any of the following sex-related cases:


  • Criminal sexual abuse 720 ILCS 5/11-1.50
  • Criminal sexual assault 720 ILCS 5/11-1.20
  • Aggravated criminal sexual abuse 720 ILCS 5/11-1.60
  • Aggravated criminal sexual assault 720 ILCS 5/11-1.30
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
  • Public indecency 720 ILCS 5/11-9
  • Prostitution 720 ILCS 5/11-14
  • … or others


When You Need the Best Criminal Defense in Chicago or the Suburbs – Call Andrew Weisberg


If you or a loved one has been charged with public indecency under 720 ILCS 5/11-30 in Chicago or the surrounding areas, Andrew M. Weisberg is a top notch criminal defense attorney who has earned a reputation as a smart, aggressive, compassionate and relentless trial attorney. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County, and has vast experience defending all areas of criminal law, from sex offenses and violent crimes to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 453-2140. The consultation is immediate, free and confidential.