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, 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, P.A. It is important to immediately start preparing your defense.