Helping You Understand Your Options When Charged With Lewd And Lascivious Conduct
There are some sex crimes in Florida that fall under the laws regarding lewd and lascivious conduct. The laws address a wide range of potential behaviors and assign serious penalties to those who are convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct.
At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience preparing a strategic defense to any and all sex crime charges that a person may be facing. We thoroughly investigate the allegations made by law enforcement to make sure we have the right pieces in place to help you protect your future.
What Is Lewd And Lascivious Conduct?
There are many acts that may result in prosecutors seeking these types of charges against you. Actions that may fall under this category of sex crimes include:
- Lewd and lascivious assault: Meaning sexual activity with someone between the ages of 12 and 16, or forcing someone younger than 16 to engage in actions that constitute sexual activity
- Lewd and lascivious molestation: Touching the genitals, breasts, buttocks or clothing covering them of a person younger than 16
- Lewd and lascivious conduct: Touching a person younger than 16 in a lewd or lascivious manner or soliciting a person younger than 16 to commit such an act
- Lewd and lascivious exhibition: Exposing of genitals in a lewd manner, masturbating, or committing any other sexual act that does not involve actual physical or sexual contact with one who is less than 16 years of age
The more serious offenses under this statute could potentially lead to felony charges, which may result in life in prison. Additionally, if convicted of a lewd and lascivious act, you will be forced to register as a sex offender and comply with all of the various requirements that the state has in place.
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You have to take all sex crimes allegations seriously. Your future depends on building a successful defense against these charges. To set up a time to meet with one of our attorneys, please call our office at 239-603-6312 or send us an email. We have offices in Fort Myers and Naples and serve Hendry, Glades, Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.