Miami Indecent Exposure Attorney
Defense for Sex Offenses in Miami, Florida
Indecent exposure is a sex crime that involves exposing one's genitalia or breasts in a public place, usually for the purpose of self-arousal or of offending or arousing others. It is important to note that a mother breastfeeding her baby does not constitute indecent exposure, in any circumstance.
Although indecent exposure (not involving a child) may be considered by some to be a lesser sex crime, the consequences of a conviction of this kind may still be life-changing. A defendant may face imprisonment, fines, and the burden of living with a criminal record. If the defendant was accused of committing the crime in the presence of a minor, he or she may face up to 15 years in state prison! Fighting these charges and involving an attorney as early as possible is important if you are to have the greatest opportunity of avoiding a conviction.
Penalties for Indecent Exposure & Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition
Indecent exposure is a first degree misdemeanor in Florida, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Indecent exposure in the presence of a victim who is less than 16 years old constitutes the offense of lewd and lascivious exhibition, a crime that is classified as a second degree felony. Lewd and lascivious exhibition may be punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
The Impact of Indecent Exposure Charges
Have you been accused of indecent exposure? Consulting an experienced criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. is important if you are to have the chance of avoiding a conviction and maximum penalties. Miami criminal defense lawyer Michael Mirer represents clients throughout all of Miami, Florida who are facing charges such as these, and he offers a free consultation to help you get started.
Contact Miami indecent exposure attorney Michael Mirer today to discuss your defense options.