647(a) Lewd or Dissolute Conduct in Public

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California Penal Code § 647(a) makes it illegal for any individual to engage in or to solicit another person to engage in an act of lewd or dissolute conduct in public. CPC § 647(a) is a type of sex crime typically prosecuted as a misdemeanor and punishable by fines, probation, community service, and / or terms of imprisonment of up to one year. Although lewd or dissolute conduct is not currently an offense that requires convicted individuals to register as sex offenders, prosecutors may push for additional charges and / or heightened penalties to warrant sex offender registration.

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