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Fort Walton Beach Exposure of Sexual Organs (Indecent Exposure) Attorney

Being investigated or arrested for an Exposure of Sexual Organs (Indecent Exposure) offense in Fort Walton Beach is a humiliating experience, not only for yourself, but also your friends and family. The good thing at this point is that you have only been arrested, NOT convicted of the charges pending against you.

Save yourself the embarrassment and life altering consequences of an indecent exposure conviction and call me today to schedule your free consultation. I am on call 24/7 to be there for you when you need it most. Call me at (850) 243-6097 and get your life back on track.

Exposure of Sexual Organs (Indecent Exposure) Under Florida Law

Florida Statue 800.03 states “It is unlawful to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another, or so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner, or to be naked in public except in any place provided or set apart for that purpose.”

In order for the prosecutor to prove the charges against you, they must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. That you either uncovered or showed off your sexual organs or were naked;
  2. That you did this in a public place, on the private property of another, or so near the private property that someone can see you;
  3. That you intended the uncovering or showing of your sexual organs or nakedness to be in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner; and
  4. That the uncovering or showing of the sexual organs or nakedness was in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner.

Something as simple and innocent as urinating at a public beach or park could get you arrested.

Fort Walton Beach Indecent Exposure Penalties

Indecent Exposure is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in county jail. In addition to the possibility of jail time, if you are convicted of this charge, the permanent stigma of having acted in a lewd manner in public will follow you the rest of your life.

If the act was committed in the presence of a person younger than 16 years old, Florida Statute 800.04 elevates the charge from a misdemeanor to a second degree felony, with the possibility of up to 15 years in prison.

Defending your Fort Walton Beach Exposure of Sexual Organs Charge

If you have been charged with Indecent Exposure in Fort Walton Beach, it is vital that you seek an experienced advocate to defend you. In order to present the best defense possible for your unique case, I will examine and challenge all of the evidence the State has against you. It is possible that you had no “lewd intent” and I will be able to point out all of the inconsistencies in the prosecutor’s case. Call today to go over your case and discuss in detail what the sex offense lawyer at Flaherty Defense Firm can do for you.

If you have been charged with Indecent Exposure in Fort Walton Beach or anywhere in Okaloosa County, call me at (850) 243-6097.

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