Laws in Florida regarding indecent exposure refer to the display, exhibition, or exposure of an individual’s sexual organs in a public place or while in public view. To do so is illegal and can lead to serious penalties. In order to prosecute an individual for indecent exposure, however, the state prosecutor must establish the defendant’s unlawful intent, the act of exposure, and the location of the crime.
The elements of indecent exposure include the following:
Sexual organs were exposed by the accused
The accused was in a public place, on the premises of another, or near the private property of another as to be seen from those private locations
Accused intended exposure in a crude, offensive, lewd, or lascivious manner
The exposure was enacted in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner
If you’ve been accused of indecent exposure, talk to our skilled Orlando sex crimes attorney as soon as possible. Sex crime convictions could lead to registering as a sex offender in the state of Florida, which can make finding a job or housing extremely difficult. The Wiseman Law Firm can help you defend your rights and freedom.
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If you are convicted of the crime, you would be guilty of a 1st-degree misdemeanor. You could get up to a year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, or both. However, if your crime involved minors under the age of 16, the charges can rise to felony level.
If a defendant over the age of 18 exposes genitals in a lewd manner or masturbates in front of an individual under the age of 16 in person or online, he or she could face a possible 2nd-degree felony. If convicted, a person could get up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If this offense is committed by a minor, it is a 3rd-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Likewise, in some cases, a judge could order the defendant register as a sex offender. However, this particular punishment would depend on the particular circumstances of the case.
Attorney Wiseman has more than 15 years of legal experience to offer your case and is a former prosecutor, meaning he has a unique insight into what the opposition might be thinking or planning about your case.
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