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What Is Indecent Exposure?

Aug 26 2022 | Criminal Law

by Jamie Pellman

by Jamie Pellman

Head of Criminal Defence

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What is flashing?

Flashing is the informal term for indecent exposure. Specifically, it refers directly to the revealing of genitals and emphasises the speed of the act.

Cyber flashing as a form of indecent exposure

Aggravating Factors:

  • Prior convictions
  • On bail
  • Involving a person under the age of 18
  • Preventing witnesses from reporting
  • Premeditated or targeted act

Mitigating Factors:

  • No prior convictions
  • Co-operative with police and/or court
  • Remorseful
  • Not in the interest of the public to convict
What is specific intent?

Specific intent refers to an offence that requires initial intention to satisfy a conviction. Indecent exposure is an example of this, alongside murder or arson.

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