According to Florida statutes, “lascivious” and “lewd” means wicked, lustful, licentious, unchaste, or sensual. This type of conduct typically involves someone exposing his or her genitals to the general public. If you are charged with this criminal offense, it is imperative to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney.
With more than 30 years of collective legal experience, our legal team at Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law understands what it takes to either get your case dismissed altogether, or your charges reduced. As a former prosecutor, our Hendry County criminal defense attorney knows how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an upper-hand in the courtroom.
Lewd or lascivious conduct by a person 18 years of age or older is a sex crime that is considered a second-degree felony, which includes a Level 6 offense severity. It is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.
On the other hand, lewd or lascivious conduct by a person younger than 18 years old is a third-degree felony with a Level 5 offense severity ranking. Penalties include a prison sentence of up to five years – with a mandatory minimum of 24 ½ months) and a fine of up to $5,000.
In addition, a convicted individual would also be forced to register as a sex offender in Florida.
We can investigate your arrest, gather evidence, and build a strong defense strategy to get the outcome you desire. Our Hendry County criminal defense lawyers both have perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo ratings and an extensive history of defense victories.
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