Indecent Exposure To A Child
Indecent exposure to a child usually involves the public display of sexual organs in a vulgar manner with a child who observes the act. In some cases, an individual may face an indecent exposure to a child charge from an activity done in a private place if it is seen from outside that private area by a child. Florida law includes heavy fines and severe criminal penalties, including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25 years and maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi has represented numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, indecent exposure to a child offenses by state authorities. His experience and knowledge serve as an invaluable asset to his clients.
Florida indecent exposure to a child offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various state and local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida statutes criminalizing indecent exposure to a child include:
800.04 Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age:
Lewd Or Lascivious Exhibition
(a) A person who:
1. Intentionally masturbates
2. Intentionally exposes the genitals in a lewd or lascivious manner
3. Intentionally commits any other sexual act that does not involve actual
physical or sexual contact with the victim, including, but not limited
to, sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, or the simulation of any
act involving sexual activity in the presence of a victim who is less
than 16 years of age, commits lewd or lascivious exhibition
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