In the state of Florida it is unlawful for someone to expose or exhibit their sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another, or in a manner where they will be seen from such a private premises in a vulgar or indecent manner. It is also unlawful for one to be naked in public except in such areas that are specifically set apart for that purpose. However, under no circumstance does a mother breastfeeding her baby count as a violation under this section.
Under Section 800.03, Exposure of sexual organs – a violation of this section is a misdemeanor in the first degree and punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 1 year and a maximum fine of $1,000.
While indecent exposure may be one of the more minor sex offenses, a conviction can wreak havoc on many aspects of your personal and professional life. What would happen to your family or your job if you were in fact sent to jail for the next twelve months? Not only do you face the possibility of fines and incarceration, but with a conviction comes a permanent criminal record, and this is not a good thing.
Once you have a criminal record, you could be denied:
You would also be forced to explain the mark on your criminal record to potential employers for years to come, and this alone can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
At Calvo & Calvo, Attorney Jose Calvo is a former prosecutor and attorney Katheryn Calvo is a Board Certified criminal trial expert. We have extensive courtroom and trial experience and will fight aggressively to get your indecent exposure charges dismissed. Contact our office today to get in touch with a Fort Myers sex crime lawyer and to find out how our legal services can be of great benefit to you!