Obscenity and Indecent Exposure Laws in the State of Florida, regardless of how minor the accused may think his or her actions were, are taken very seriously and are aggressively prosecuted.
These crimes may range from urinating in public to child pornography, or lewd and lascivious acts in the presence of a minor. Another term for many Obscenity Crimes is "Sex Crimes." Now that the big term has been mentioned, you can now see the importance of seeking the legal advice and representation of aggressive and professional legal counsel.
A conviction for an Obscenity Crime that is considered a Sex Crime will have long lasting effects on many areas of your life. A conviction will result in being designated as a Sex Offender for a specific period of time or even for the rest of your life. This will place restrictions on where you can live, work, or even who you may associate with or be in the presence of. In some cases, owning a computer may also be affected. Sex offenders are required to register with the community they live in, and privacy of being a sex offender is not a private matter for you, or anyone in your community. It will ultimately be public knowledge.
Day after day, in Florida and throughout the country, innocent people are wrongfully accused of obscenity and sex crimes. Sometimes these false claims even arise from within the family in divorce cases in order to gain an advantage with the family law court regarding custody and visitation issues.
It is also not uncommon for individuals to be arrested and charged for sex crimes involving a minor that has a fake ID and has presented his or herself to the accused as being over the age of 18.
If you have been arrested and charged with an obscenity or sex crime, it is imperative that your understand the gravity of your situation. Seek legal advice and representation of professional legal counsel.