indecent exposure explained


Charged with indecent exposure in Florida? While this is considered to be a lesser sex crime, a conviction of indecent exposure (the exposure of sexual organs in public) may result in imprisonment for up to one year in county jail and registration as a sex offender. Sex offender registration lasts for life and will have tremendous effects upon a person, determining where he/she can or cannot live and work and requiring registration, in person, twice a year. It may even result in the offender being required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

We cannot stress enough the importance of a skilled criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with indecent exposure. I help those who have been charged with indecent exposure or any other sex crime in Florida.


Florida Law Regarding Indecent Exposure


Title XLVI, Chapter 800.03 of the Florida Statutes state that it is illegal for a person to expose his or her sexual organs in a public place or on the private property of another person, in a lewd or indecent manner. It is also illegal to be naked in public, unless this is in a place meant for that purpose (such as guests at a nude beach or a spa, or an employee at a gentleman's club). Performing sexual acts in public is also unlawful, but breastfeeding in public is not a violation of the law.

Exposure of sexual organs in public is a 1st Degree Misdemeanor under this Statute and may be penalized by up to one year in county jail, fines, probation and registration as a sex offender. If you are accused of exposing your sex organs near a school or playground or to a child under the age of 16, you may face felony charges. If physical contact is made, the charges may escalate to sexual assault.

If you would like to have a chance of avoiding these penalties, contact attorney Mary Beth Corn. I offer a free case evaluation to determine what can be done about your particular charges. Even if your case seems helpless; even if the prosecution has physical evidence and witness testimony against you, a skilled defense lawyer may still be able to contest the charges, secure lessened sentencing and even secure a verdict in your favor.


If you are in need of an attorney with indecent exposure experience, contact for a free consulation today.


The material on this page represents general legal advice. Since the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a criminal defense attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.