Indecent Exposure Charges
Protect Your Rights with a Panama City Sex Crimes Lawyer
Although it is not typically considered a
violent crime, Indecent Exposure is a
sex crime that carries serious consequences upon conviction. Depending on where
you were or who you were with when arrested, you could be charged with
a felony, rather than the usual misdemeanor. For example, while Indecent
Exposure will normally be a First Degree Misdemeanor, engaging in certain
types of lewd behavior in the presence of minors under the age of 16 will
result in a Felony prosecution. Regardless of the severity of the charges,
you are likely to be facing punishment in the forms of:
- High fines
- Lengthy incarceration
- Community service
As with virtually any sex crime, Indecent Exposure types of activities
committed under the fact pattern of Felony Lewd & Lascivious statutes
will also require mandatory sexual offender registration. Oftentimes,
this penalty will leave a longer-lasting negative impact on the convicted
person’s life than anything else, as it bars them from various forms
of employment and could also keep them from living in certain neighborhoods.
If you are facing Indecent Exposure charges, or Felony Lewd & Lascivious
charges, it is important that you contact Panama City sex crimes defense attorney Albert J. Sauline
What Constitutes Indecent Exposure?
Indecent exposure charges are inherently unclear, as it involves someone
reporting that they merely saw something and nothing more. In order for
your alleged acts to be considered a Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure sex
crime, the following “elements of the offense” would have
to be proven in Court:
- You exposed your sexual organs
- Your exposure occurred in a public place, or was visible from a private location
intended to do such in a vulgar, indecent, lewd, or lascivious manner
actually did such in a vulgar, indecent, or lascivious manner.
You should be aware that the prosecution has been collecting evidence from
the moment you were arrested to build a case against you. In order to
challenge their claims, you need to start building a case of your own.
Rather than trying to piece it together alone and risk major oversights,
work with a criminal Defense Attorney with experience.
Call 850.250.3426 Before Your Court Date Sneaks Up On You!
Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law has more than 10 years of legal
experience and is Courtroom-tested, ready to come to the defense of his
clients at a moment’s notice. Aside from an extensive list of successful
case results and client
testimonials, he has also been awarded a 9.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, as well
as recognized by the
Panama City News Herald as the Best Attorney in Bay County (Best of Bay 2015). Experience matters when it comes to shielding your rights and Attorney
Sauline has unrivaled familiarity with laws and litigation.
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Panama City Sex Crimes Attorney who focuses 100% on Criminal Defense today.