Public Exposure Laws In Virginia Attorneys Violation Code 18.2-387

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Johnson Jr. v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant challenged his conviction for indecent exposure, pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-387 in the Circuit Court for Fairfax (Virginia).  Defendant claimed the record did not support the conclusion that his conduct was obscene, as is defined in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-372 (public exposure) and as required by Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-387.

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Public Exposure Laws In Virginia Attorneys Violation Code 18.2-387

Public Exposure Laws In Virginia Attorneys Violation Code 18.2-387

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Every person who intentionally makes an obscene display or exposure of his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where others are present, or procures another to so expose himself, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. No person shall be deemed to be in violation of this section for breastfeeding a child in any public place or any place where others are present.
  • While “private parts” can include the buttocks, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-387 does not criminalize mere exposure of a naked body. Instead, a conviction under § 18.2-387 requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt of obscenity.
  • The “obscenity” element of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-387 may be satisfied when: (1) the accused admits to possessing such intent; (2) the defendant is visibly aroused; (3) the defendant engages in masturbatory behavior; or (4) in other circumstances when the totality of the circumstances supports an inference that the accused had as his dominant purpose a prurient interest in sex.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.