“Lewd” and “lascivious” is defined as wicked, licentious, sensual, lustful, or unchaste conduct, which is often behavior which reflects an offensive lustful or sexual desire. This sex crime is often used to arrest people who are performing sexual acts in public. A conviction can result in prison time, fines, and registration as a sex offender in Florida.
If you are arrested for and charged with lewd or lascivious conduct, Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law is committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience, our Lee County criminal defense attorneys have an extensive knowledge of Florida law to guide you through the complexities of your case.
The penalties for lewd or lascivious conduct depend on whether the defendant was over or under 18 years old when the criminal offense occurred.
Lewd or lascivious conduct by a person 18 years of age or older is classified as a second-degree felony and is assigned a Level 6 offense severity in Florida. Penalties include a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
However, if the conduct was committed by a person younger than 18 years of age, then it is considered a third-degree felony and is assigned a Level 5 severity raking. 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.
Furthermore, those convicted are required to comply with sexual offender registration laws in Florida.
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