Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition
Lewd or lascivious exhibition is a crime that covers intentional masturbation, lewd or lascivious exposure, or the performance of a sexual act in the presence of someone under the age of 16. Florida has enacted a separate law to expand lewd or lascivious exhibition to include conduct conveyed over the internet. If the conduct qualifies as lewd or lascivious exhibition, and it is shown to a child under the age of 16 either in person or over the internet, the crime has the same penalties.
A person aged 18 or over is subject to a second degree felony and a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and a $10,000 fine. A person under the age of 18 faces a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.
The lawyers at Lindsey, Ferry & Parker, P.A., have experience and success in defending people accused of lewd or lascivious exhibition. If you or someone you know has been arrested for lewd or lascivious exhibition, please call Lindsey, Ferry & Parker, P.A. It is important to immediately start preparing your defense.