Indecent Exposure Attorney in Florida
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According to Florida law as defined in section 800.03, indecent exposure of sexual organs, also known as "flashing," is considered a serious sex crime that can have serious long-term consequences for the accused. Indecent exposure of genitals in public areas and on other people's property will not only result in penalties but may also cause a lot of problems with employment or obtaining a license.
If you've been charged with indecent exposure, you may be facing a permanent felony record. Contact a Florida indecent exposure lawyer immediately to combat your charges and to fight for the best possible outcome. At Musca Law, our firm is dedicated to the thorough representation of our clients. We have established a track record of success over the years due to our commitment to excellence.
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What Is Defined as Indecent Exposure?
Florida Law Section 800.03 statutes state, "it is unlawful to expose one's genitals and sexual organs in public, on another person's private property or at a place where it is near enough that it can be seen from another person's private property in an indecent and vulgar way, except for in places that are specifically built for the purpose of doing so."
To prove the crime, the prosecution must prove one of the things below:
- The accused was naked or exposed his/her genitals or sexual organs in public.
- The accused was naked or exposed his/her indecent parts in the on the other person's private property.
- The accused was naked or exposed his/her genitals or sexual organs within the range of clear visibility of another person's private property.
- The accused intended for the exposure of his genitals or sexual organs in public, on another person's private property, or within the range of clear visibility of another person's private property.
These acts are not considered indecent unless they are committed with the intent of other people viewing their genitals or sexual organs. Additionally, a public place is defined as a place built with the intent of serving the public or that is frequently visited by the general public.
Penalties of Indecent Exposure
The law gives an exception to those who may have mistakenly exposed themselves in public, or to mothers breastfeeding in public.
Indecent exposure in public may lead to one of or all of these penalties:
- A $1,000 fine
- Imprisonment for up to one year
- First degree misdemeanor
Moreover, indecent exposure in front of children may lead to the charges of child abuse or sex crime charges of child abuse.
Penalties for that include the following:
- Jail sentence for up to 15 years
- Registration as a sex offender for life
- Counselling sessions
- Permanent felony Record
- Restricted work opportunities
There are a lot of innocent people that get charged with this crime. To avoid these penalties and protect yourself with a strong defense, call Musca Law today at (888) 497-0216 for a free case evaluation.