Indecent Exposure Cases in Tampa
Charges of Indecent Exposure in Tampa
It is against the law for an individual to expose his or her sexual organs in public. The law considers this an unnatural and lascivious act. Indecent exposure can be an intentional act or an unintentional act. Unintentionally an individual may expose oneself not realizing that another can see from outside or from another room. Public urination and public nudity involve situations of indecent exposure.
A person arrested for indecent exposure and charged with a first-degree misdemeanor can experience public humiliation and loss of reputation. Upon arrest for indecent exposure, it is important to contact a Tampa sex crime defense lawyer immediately for the necessary legal advice and guidance when charged with a sex crime. The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger has successfully represented clients charged with indecent exposure.
Punishment for Indecent Exposure
A misdemeanor conviction may result in jail time, fines, probation, restitution, registration as a sex offender, community service and court ordered counseling programs. An individual convicted of a sex crime may experience a job loss if the employment involved working with children or a job requiring security clearance. Sex offenders disqualify themselves from carrying certain professional licenses. Indecent exposure charges are hard on families and friends.
An indecent exposure conviction that involves a minor becomes a second-degree felony. Punishment is more severe involving a prison term up to 10 years, fines up to $2,000.00, lifetime registration as a sex offender, and parole.
Sex crimes are serious and the consequences can be life changing. It is essential to have a competent legal counsel with experience and skill to formulate an effective defense against the sex crime charges of indecent exposure. A prosecutor must present evidence to a court that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the act of indecent exposure was committed. A defense attorney can challenge any of the evidence including police arrest procedures and warrants as well as any statements by witnesses. The goal of the legal team at the firm is clients with greatly reduced charges, dismissed charges or an acquittal. Make an appointment today for a consultation with Tim Hessinger for a case review.
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