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Arrested for Indecent Exposure in Florida?

You Need a Hard-Hitting Criminal Defense Lawyer

Were you recently arrested for indecent exposure? If so, you should contact a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Richard Tendler immediately. Sex crime charges not only carry stiff penalties, but also social stigmas. You don't want this mark on your criminal record. Fortunately, our firm can put more than a decade of experience to work for you as soon as you give us a call. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and review your case, so contact us today!

Overview of Florida's "Lewdness" Laws

According to Florida Statute § 800.03, you could be arrested for indecent exposure if you expose or exhibit your sexual organs in a public place, on the private premises of another, or so near thereto that you could be seen from a private premises. It must also be established that the exposure was indecent or vulgar in order to meet the definition of this crime. Essentially, it is illegal to be naked in public.

The only exceptions to this law are that you were allowed to be in a public place while naked—meaning that it has been "set apart for that purpose"—or that you were breastfeeding your child. Otherwise, you could be charged with indecent exposure, which is a first degree misdemeanor in Florida. If you are facing any such charges, you should get in touch with a Boca Raton criminal lawyer immediately.

The penalties for indecent exposure or lewdness include:

  • Up to one year in county jail
  • Up to 12 months of probation
  • Up to $1,000 in criminal fines

Possible Defenses to an Indecent Exposure Charge

Per the legal definition, you could only be convicted of indecent exposure if it was done in a lewd or vulgar manner. This means that you may be able to challenge a conviction by showing that the exposure was unintentional, that it was not intended to be viewed by others, or that it was not "lewd" in purpose. The key to a successful defense would be to show that your actions were not intentionally vulgar. Discuss your case with the Law Offices of Richard Tendler today to learn more about your options.

Put 15+ Years of Legal Experience to Work for You

Although indecent exposure may seem like a minor offense, it can carry very serious consequences. Not to mention, a conviction will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life. Don't take that chance! Hire a Boca Raton criminal defense attorney with more than 15 years of experience to ensure that you have the best possible chance at fighting your sex crime charges. Our firm stands ready to protect your rights, so don't wait any longer to schedule a consultation with our firm.

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