Indecent Exposure is the deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of his or her body, in circumstances where the exposure is contrary to local moral or other standards of appropriate behavior.
In Florida, Indecent Exposure is considered a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to 12 months in county jail or a fine up to $1,000, possibly both. If accused, one would need to register as a sex offender. When this is combined with a criminal record, one’s livelihood could suffer severe consequences such as employment, housing, and future financial and educational opportunities.
Indecent Exposure requires that sexual organs were exposed by accused, the accused was in a public place, on the private premises of another, or near the private property of another as to be seen from those private locations, the accused intended exposure in a crude, offensive, lewd or lascivious method, or the exposure was enacted in a vulgar, indecent, lewd or lascivious manner.
While this is a smaller sex crimes offense, any Sex Crime is significant and if not taken seriously will have negative future ramifications. One could face fines, imprisonment and a lifetime of registration as a sex offender if found guilty of Indecent Exposure.
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