Charges of indecent exposure and public lewdness are first degree misdemeanors in the Orlando area. They fall under the label of “exposure of sexual organs” as defined in the Section 800.03 of the Florida Statutes. The penalties these charges carry may not seem as harsh as some other sex crimes, but their impact on your reputation can be just as severe. Having a conviction for indecent exposure appear on your record will raise eyebrows for the rest of your life. You might have to register as a sex offender whenever you move to a new neighborhood. It may prevent you from securing a job you want and it will affect your relationships. You’ll be fined and might possibly spend time in jail.
With all this on the line, you can’t allow the state to prosecute you without a fight. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to take your side and do the fighting for you. At Katz & Phillips, we understand that there is an explanation behind every criminal act someone might be charged with. This is important because Section 800.03 of the Florida Statutes also cites that you must commit indecent exposure deliberately or willfully and in a public place. But what if your exposure was inadvertent? What if you had no intention of being seen? You need someone to prove that for you. Proving it can make all the difference between the most severe penalties and an acquittal. In order to convict you, the state attorney must demonstrate that you acted intentionally. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips will work hard to prove that you did not.
Our attorneys work as a team to give you the best possible representation, and you need that at a time like this. You need a criminal defense lawyer who understands the delicacy of these charges and the impact they can have on the rest of your life. Let us help you defend your rights. Call us today so we can make a difference.