Indecent Exposure Defense Lawyer

West Palm Beach Attorneys Fighting for your Freedom

Although the punishment for indecent exposure usually is less severe than punishment for other sex offense charges, a conviction still could irrevocably alter your life and harm your reputation. A conviction for exposing your sexual organs, whether purposely or by accident, could impede your employment or educational opportunities and possibly even place you on the sexual offender registry for life. If you’ve been charged with this crime, your best shot at avoiding these penalties in Florida is procuring the assistance of a top indecent exposure attorney in West Palm Beach.

In the state of Florida, indecent exposure is defined as exposing your sexual organs in a vulgar or lewd manner in a public place or on someone else’s private property. You can be charged with this crime even if you are near another person’s private property and are seen by people on the property when the incident occurs. (It is not a crime to be naked in a place designated for that purpose, like a nude beach or a day spa. Breastfeeding a baby is protected under Florida law and is not considered exposure).

Arrested on a federal charge?

Speak with an attorney immediately. Don’t say anything that might incriminate yourself.

Possible penalties if convicted in Florida

A conviction for exhibiting your sexual organs in a lewd manner to anyone 16 or older is a first-degree misdemeanor, which holds a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If the offense occurs near a school or is in the presence of a minor under the age of 16, in person or over the Internet, it is a second-degree felony. Punishment for a felony of the second degree can include a maximum prison sentence of 15 years, a maximum fine of $10,000 and registration as a sexual offender or predator.

Types of defenses

There are numerous defense strategies against an indecent exposure charge in Florida. A thorough investigation by our experienced attorneys can help determine if the exposure was unintentional, if it was not meant to be viewed by anyone else, if it did not occur in a location prohibited by state law, or if it occurred without vulgar intent. If the case cannot be dismissed entirely, we often can negotiate a lesser charge with less severe penalties.

Retaining an experienced attorney is a must

Your best bet for avoiding the life-changing consequences of a criminal exposure conviction in West Palm Beach is to discuss your legal options with the professionals at Ohle Law P.A. Contact our indecent exposure lawyers today so that we can begin preparing a solid case to help protect your rights.