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Exposure of Sexual Organs

People who expose or exhibit their sexual organs in public places or private premises of other parties can face criminal charges. The offense commonly known as indecent exposure can result in possible imprisonment and fines, but a conviction can also cause several additional difficulties in regards to employment, professional licensing, or other considerations.

While these charges can possibly arise from situations that may have been intended to be attempts at humor, the consequences are quite serious. Indecent exposure is classified under Lewdness in the Florida Statutes and it is considered a sex crime in the Sunshine State.

Tallahassee Exposure of Sexual Organs Lawyer

Were you recently arrested in Northern Florida for indecent exposure? You should quickly contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for sound legal advice.

Pumphrey Law represents clients all over the Tallahassee area in addition to many other local areas like Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, Parker, Crestview, Springfield, Destin, Lynn Haven, Mary Esther, Callaway, Niceville, and Panama City Beach. You can have our firm provide a thorough evaluation of your case when you call (850) 681-7777 to schedule a free consultation.


Leon County Exposure of Sexual Organs Overview


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Florida Charges for Exposure of Sexual Organs

Florida Statute § 800.03 defines this crime as a person who:

  • Exposes or exhibits his or her sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another party
  • Exposes or exhibits his or her sexual organs so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner
  • Was naked in public except in any place provided or set apart for that purpose

This Florida Statute also specifically states that a mother’s breastfeeding of her baby does is not considered a violation of this law under any circumstance. Some of the other instances of possible exposure that are not considered violations of the statute include:

  • Appearing at designated nude beach
  • Sleeping naked on a dock
  • Urinating in public
  • Wardrobe malfunctions

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Penalties for Exposure of Sexual Organs in Leon County

Indecent exposure is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor. This means that if an alleged offender is convicted of this crime, he could be sentenced to the following punishments:

  • Maximum 12 months of probation
  • Maximum sentence of one year in jail
  • Maximum fine of $1,000

Additionally, the charge of “Exposure of Sexual Organs” will appear on the criminal record of any person convicted of this offense. In addition to the tremendous shame and embarrassment this causes the alleged offender, background checks performed by certain agencies will also be able to see this sex crime and may deny employment, admission to college, or other possible benefits.


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Florida Defenses for Exposure of Sexual Organs

Knowledgeable legal representation can help an alleged offender determine the best way to have indecent exposure charges reduced or dismissed. Some of the possible defenses that may accomplish these goals could include, but are not limited to:

  • Alleged offender unaware exposure could be seen by other parties
  • Exposure was not done in vulgar or indecent manner
  • False accusations
  • Lack of evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • No other parties viewed alleged exposure

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Find An Exposure of Sexual Organs Lawyer in Tallahassee

If you have been charged with public exposure of your sexual organs, you will want to be sure that you are working with a capable and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Pumphrey Law understands the distress that people arrested for this criminal offense are feeling, and make painstaking efforts to help clients accused of sex crimes achieve the most favorable outcomes to their cases.

Our firm serves all of greater Leon County, but we also help individuals in nearby areas of the Florida Panhandle like Bay County, Okaloosa County, Wakulla County, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and many more. Call (850) 681-7777 today to have us review your case during a free legal consultation.


Article last updated August 5, 2016.