Indecent Exposure / Exposure of Sexual Organs
Under Fla. Stat (800.03), the exposure of sexual organs, or “indecent exposure,” is a serious criminal charge that has severe long-term consequences for an accused. Besides the potential penalties, a conviction will subject the accused to a permanent stigma and will severely hinder job prospects, professional licenses, university applications, and other aspects of your daily life. If you have been legally charged with exposure of indecent exposure of your sexual organs, contact a knowledgeable attorney at The Law Offices of Adam Franzen, LLC, for a free consultation.
In order to prove the crime of indecent exposure (exposure of sexual organs), the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant exposed or exhibited his/her sexual organs or was naked
- The defendant did so in a public place, on the private premises of another, or so near the private premises of another as to be seen from those private premises
- The defendant intended the exposure or exhibition of his or her sexual organs or nakedness to be in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner
- The exposure or exhibition or nakedness was in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner
Proof of mere nudity or exposure is not sufficient to render a conviction for indecent exposure. In order for nudity or exposure to be prosecutable under Fla. Stat (800.03), there has to be a lewd or lascivious exhibition or exposure of the sexual organs. The mere act of breastfeeding an infant is insufficient to render a conviction for indecent exposure.
Keep in mind that in Florida, indecent exposure or exposure of sexual organs is classified as a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. It is important to contact the Law Offices of Adam Franzen to protect your legal rights at 954-462-5790.
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