Indecent exposure is a sex crime involving the exposing of one's sex organs or breasts in a public place, for the purpose of self-arousal or for offending or arousing others.
Indecent exposure is a first degree misdemeanor in Florida, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Indecent exposure in the presence of a victim who is less than 16 years old constitutes the offense of lewd and lascivious exhibition, a crime that is classified as a second degree felony. Lewd and lascivious exhibition may be punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
The Impact of Indecent Exposure Charges:
Although indecent exposure (not involving a child) may be considered by some to be a lesser sex crime, the consequences of a conviction of this kind may still be life-changing.
A defendant may face jail, fines, and the burden of living with a criminal record. If the defendant was accused of committing the crime in the presence of a minor, he or she may face up to 15 years in state prison.
With more than three decades of expert trial experience, Bradley M. Collins, P.A. is skilled at attacking Indecent Exposure charges.