indecent_exposureAfter a significant push to enhance the penalties associated with sexual offenses in Florida, State legislators recently passed Bill SB 526, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on April 1, 2014 and is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2014.

This law significantly increases punishments for those convicted of sex crimes, imposing lengthy mandatory-minimum sentences, increasing maximum penalties for a number of crimes, and disallowing the issuance of gain-time to incarcerated sex offenders.* Additionally, SB 526 requires all sex offenders who do not receive the maximum prison sentence to be monitored under life-long community supervision.

Clearly, Florida looks harshly upon those convicted of sex crimes, making it even more critical for individuals charged with these offenses to hire a formidable defense attorney. Arnesen Law is a group of talented legal professionals who frequently appear on behalf of clients facing any number of sexual offense charges in South Florida, ranging from indecent exposure, to unnatural and lascivious conductto sexual battery (rape).

With notoriously hard-working and passionate leader Jay Arnesen at the firm’s helm and a practice devoted solely to clients charged with criminal and DUI offenses, the lawyers at Arnesen Law have the skills and experience required to successfully represent their clients, as they formulate calculated defenses based on each individual’s case. Notably, the firm’s founding partner and former police officer, Jay Arnesen, utilizes his professional background to provide unique insight into the formulation of the State’s case, anticipating and targeting potential weaknesses.

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Arnesen and his attorneys assist clients facing charges throughout South Florida, including Boynton Beach, Belle Glade, and Wellington. Contact the offices of Arnersen Law anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your case.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.

*Gain time: deductions from sentences designed to encourage satisfactory prisoner behavior, to provide incentive for prisoners to participate in productive activities, and to reward prisoners who perform outstanding deeds or services.

Indecent Exposure – Florida Statutes Section 800.03

Chapter 800 of the Florida Statutes, entitled “Lewdness and Indecent Exposure,” includes a series of sections that address the various crimes associated with this category of Florida Law. Indecent Exposure is defined in this chapter as the “exposure of sexual organs,” and the the specifications of these offenses are provided under Section 800.03.

Per the dictates of Section 800.03:

It is unlawful to expose or exhibit one’s sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another, or so near thereto as to be seen from such private premises, in a vulgar or indecent manner, or to be naked in public except in any place provided or set apart for that purpose. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082 or section 775.083.

*Exception: A mother’s breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstance violate this section.

Indecent Exposure – Potential Penalties

In Florida, indecent exposure is a considered a first degree misdemeanor according to the aforementioned statute. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by a number of penalties, including prison time, a period of probation, court-imposed fines, as well as a criminal charge on one’s record.

First Degree Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure: maximum term of 1 year in the county jail and fines not to exceed $1,000

Contact Our Palm Beach County Indecent Exposure Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with indecent exposure in South Florida, it is integral to the success of your case to find an attorney who can vigorously protect your rights and your reputation. The lawyers at Arnesen Law regularly use their breadth of experience to defend clients facing charges of this kind. Contact their offices day or night at 561-419-9630 and one of the firm’s attorneys would be happy to discuss your case with you at no cost.

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Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

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