January 31, 2012 By Paul Wallin

Man Arrested After Police Discover Him Driving Without any Pants On

Man arrested for resisting arrest. It’s a headline so common that it isn’t even newsworthy – unless of course, there are extenuating circumstances. A perfect example occurred this past week in what started out as a routine traffic stop.

Glendale, CA police initially attempted to stop Umar Khan early Thursday morning for failing to yield at a stop sign. After briefly evading police, they finally caught up to Kahn and his Honda Civic. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed that he wasn’t wearing any pants and arrested him.

It is still unclear if Kahn was arrested for not wearing pants or because of he initially evaded police, but upon investigating the incident, police discovered that Khan likes to drive around at night without any clothes on because it gives him a sense of “freedom”.

Kahn already has an indecent exposure conviction on his record stemming from a 1998 arrest, so if the DA does decide to bring another indecent exposure charge against him, it could mean that he would have to register as a sex offender under California Penal Code 290.

While Mr. Khan’s behavior is certainly bizarre, a good Los Angeles sex crimes attorney would be able to make a good case to fight an indecent exposure charge or a court order for him to register as a sex offender. The State would have to prove that Khan intentionally exposed himself to someone, and did it for the purpose of sexual gratification.

Both elements would be hard to prove as the only reason anyone saw Kahn was the result of a traffic stop.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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