Bonita Springs Lewd or Lascivious Conduct Defense Lawyers
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Future
An accusation of any sex crime, such as lewd or lascivious, can be emotionally overwhelming. Cases of inappropriate sexual touching are typically cases of “he said, she said” and can still result in plenty of legal trouble that can result in prison time and registration as a sexual offender in Florida.
If you are accused of lewd or lascivious conduct, it is imperative to seek experienced legal representation from a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we strongly defend individuals facing serious sex crimes. With more than 40 years of combined experience, our Bonita Springs criminal defense attorneys understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable results possible.
Lewd or Lascivious Conduct Definition & Penalties
According to Florida Law, the crime of lewd or lascivious conduct is committed when an individual intentionally touches a child under 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious manner or solicits a child under 16 years old to commit a lewd or lascivious act. Lewd and lascivious are synonymous and are defined as lustful, licentious, wicked, sensual or unchaste intent on the part of the person committing such an act.
The penalties for lewd or lascivious conduct depend on whether the defendant was over or under 18 years of age when the sex crime occurred. Lewd or lascivious conduct committed by a person 18 years of age or older is a second-degree felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the conduct was committed by a person younger than 18, it is considered a third-degree felony that results in a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000.
Keep in mind, a conviction results in registration with Florida’s sex offender registry.
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We can investigate your case, evaluate all of the available evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and develop an effective defense strategy on your behalf. As a former prosecutor, one of our founding attorneys understands how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom.
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