San Francisco, CA asked in Uncategorized for California

Q: How can I make it legal so I don't have to worry about indecent exposure charges?

I live in my car, but i hygiene almost every day.. so what I have been doing is waiting till night time to go to a spot to shower with a portable shower I bought. I literally get fully naked. But I don't want to be charged with indecent exposure. If I purchase a shower tent? Will it protect me from legal issues? Please help.. I care about hygiene but I also care about the codes and the law.. how can I still shower and not have to worry about breaking the law?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I empathize with your situation, this is a tough question. My suggestion is that you do not get completely naked when you shower, use it to wash your t-shirt and shorts at the same time. Change like a surfer, under a blanket or towel. There is no guarantee that this will work, and you cannot get "permission" ahead of time because whatever one police officer tells you will not necessarily apply to the others. Suggest you search out homeless shelter for hygiene. Best of luck.

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