Man Accused of Driving Naked and Masturbating in St. Lucie County

Whittel & Melton 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) – Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys

Police arrested a 49-year-old man on July 2 for allegedly driving naked and masturbating in St. Lucie County.

The man was driving his Jeep Cherokee in Fort Pierce when a tow truck driver pulled up alongside him and apparently witnessed him masturbating.

Police eventually pulled the man over along the side of Interstate 95. According to the arrest report, it took the man a while to stop because he was still trying to get dressed.

Police claim the man could not explain why he was driving nude.

An officer allegedly patted the man down and found a toy pistol tied to his leg, part of which was hidden in his rear. The report indicates that another portion of the contraption was tied around the man’s  genitals.

The man was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.

Lewd and lascivious behavior charges usually involve sexual activity or indecent exposure in a public setting. The following behaviors may result in lewd and lascivious behavior charges:

Having sex inside a car, urinating behind a building or displaying nudity in any public area could result in a criminal charge. A public place is classified as anywhere the act could reasonably be expected to be seen by others. The seriousness of the charge often depends on a variety of factors, including the age of the person or persons who witnessed the activity.

Lewd and lascivious behavior charges carry consequences far more severe than just embarrassment. In Florida, this offense is considered a sex crime, which could result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. The stigma associated with a lewd and lascivious behavior conviction can be difficult to recover from, which is why it is imperative to seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer well versed in the laws pertaining to sex crimes. The Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand what is at stake for those facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges. We can pursue every possible avenue to effectively defend you against the charges you are facing. With your freedom, legal record and reputation on the line, it is important to act fast and contact the Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers today.

If you or someone you care about has recently been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior anywhere in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or call us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).