Miami Indecent Exposure Attorney
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with indecent exposure, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami indecent exposure attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome. Choosing the right legal team can make all the difference in your case. An experienced Miami indecent exposure attorney can help you understand your rights, the possible penalties that could be imposed, and the best way to proceed. Our firm’s lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in indecent exposure cases and appreciate the stress, shame, and embarrassment that can accompany this type of accusation.
What is Indecent Exposure
Under Florida Statute § 800.03 (Exposure of Sexual Organs), it is illegal to expose one’s sexual parts in public or in another person’s private dwelling or premises in a vulgar or sexual way. The Statute makes clear that a mother breastfeeding her child does not, in any circumstance, constitute indecent exposure. Moreover, proof of mere nudity or exposure is not sufficient to sustain a conviction. What matters is whether the nudity was vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious. Indecent exposure is often confused with public nudity. It is not a crime to simply be nude in public or have your sexual organs visible. For it to be a crime, the conduct must be of a sexual nature. Therefore, urinating in public or simply nude sunbathing—as long as there is nothing sexual or vulgar about the conduct—does not support a charge of indecent exposure.
Defenses to an Indecent Exposure Charge
Prosecutors cannot simply claim that there was nudity or exposure to prove their case. Depending on the specific details of your case, there may be multiple defenses available to you against an indecent exposure charge. These could include the fact that you did not actually expose yourself to others, that you did not intend to expose yourself (but were unaware that you were visible to others), that what you were doing was protected by the First Amendment, or that you were falsely accused. With the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you can explore the options available to you and build the strongest possible case in your favor.
What Are The Penalties For Indecent Exposure
Indecent exposure is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. The consequences of a conviction for indecent exposure may still be life-altering, even though it is a lesser sex offense. In addition to jail and fines, a defendant may have to live with the stigma of a criminal record for the rest of their lives.
Contact an Experienced Miami Indecent Exposure Lawyer
By taking the immediate action of hiring an experienced Miami indecent exposure lawyer to defend yourself, you are minimizing the chances that your criminal case will have lasting consequences for your career, personal life, and reputation.
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