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Name: People v. Archer
Case #: C038718
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 05/14/2002
Subsequent History: Rev. denied 7/31/02.
Summary

The “lewd” intent required in Penal Code section 314 (indecent exposure) [“every person who willfully and lewdly…exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby… is guilty of a misdemeanor”] includes exposure for the purpose of sexual affront, as well as for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal. Thus, the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction when, in a fit of road rage, defendant exposed his penis to another driver and yelled at her to “suck my dick.”