Miami Indecent Exposure Defense Attorney
Defending Charges of Indecent Exposure
Many young people still consider that mooning (showing bare buttocks) and streaking (running naked in public) are merely humorous pranks. Florida law treats individuals who publicly display genitalia or appear naked in a public place harshly. It is called indecent exposure and categorized as a sex crime. Whether the exposure was accidental or not if you are charged with indecent exposure, the possible consequences of being found guilty or entering into a plea bargain include a $1,000 fine, up to 1 year in jail, a criminal record as a sex offender, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Whether your charges arose out of a prank, an accident, or a one-time mistake, you need a Miami sex crime attorney who understands the legal system and how best to present your defense.
Indecent Exposure Defense Lawyer in Miami
In Florida exposing genitalia or breasts in public for the purpose of offending or arousing others or for self-arousal constitutes indecent exposure. If such an exposure is witnessed by a minor under the age of 16 it is considered a lewd and lascivious act and is a felony punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison. Although officers or a prosecutor may have convinced you that there is really no point in fighting the charges, this is never true. Giving up and accepting a plea bargain without the advice of legal counsel can be a serious mistake. Sex crimes automatically involve a stigma which can affect one's life decades later. This type of a record may have serious consequences in your social life and get in the way of professional goals. An established indecent exposure defense lawyer can fight to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
If you or a loved one is facing an indecent exposure charge it is important to begin planning your defense immediately. A sex crime lawyer at the firm is well aware that the burden of living with a criminal record is something to be avoided. Call Attorney Michael Mirer to discuss your defense.
Contact a Miami indecent exposure defense lawyer at the firm to discuss your case and get your questions answered.