Will disorderly conduct for indecent exposure show up on my record?

I received a ticket for indecent exposure for masterbating in my room with a window open. The backyard area of my home is very private but somehow someone saw me and called the police. I was not arrested but I received a citation. The citation says

Asked on February 28, 2016 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you just pay the fine and enter any plea (guilty or no contest), then it will show up on your record and any future employer will be able to see the conviction.  It could show up as a disorderly charge, or an indecency charge.  It just depends on how it's coded when they send the info into the central database.
Many employers will not hire employees with this type of offense.... so you need to avoid this type of conviction.  You can ask to plea to a different offense that is not so offensive to future employers.... or you can hire an attorney to fight the charge.  If you were in your own home and you were not intentially try to show someone your activities, then you have some potential defenses.  An attorney can help you develop those defenses and potentially beat the charges all together. 


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