A lewd or lascivious molestation conviction has very serious consequences. Penalties may include a severe prison sentence, costly and intrusive treatment, registration as a sex offender, and deportation for noncitizens. If you are facing a lewd or lascivious molestation charge it is critical to have an attorney with a time proven history of successfully defending against sex crime charges. Defense attorney Jeff Dean has that history and he is regarded as one the most respected and experienced attorneys in this area of the criminal law. Jeff has repeatedly won dismissals or not guilty verdicts in sex crime cases and he has time and time again saved immigrants charged with a crime from being deported.
Jeff Dean’s extraordinary record of winning sex offense cases includes:
- DISMISSALS of charges alleging sexual contact with a minor;
- DISMISSALS of solicitation of a child for sex charges;
- NOT GUILTY verdict in case alleging sex with minors;
- DISMISSALS in numerous lewd conduct and indecent exposure cases;
- DISMISSALS and NOT GUILTY verdicts in cases alleging non-consensual sexual contact;
- DISMISSALS of child pornography charges;
- REVERSAL of child pornography convictions on appeal.
- Convictions for solicitation of a child for sex OVERTURNED on appeal and charges DISMISSED.
In your case Mr. Dean will target the best strategies for defending you and he will fight for a successful outcome. The law presumes you to be innocent. Although you may have been charged with lewd or lascivious molestation, this does not mean you are guilty.
To protect your future, call Jeff Dean today: (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633
LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION – Defined and Penalties
Under Florida statute 800.04, a person commits lewd or lascivious molestation when he or she intentionally touches in a lascivious or lewd manner the breasts, genital area, genitals or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of another person less than 16 years of age, or forces or entices a person under 16 years old to so touch the accused.
The accused commits a life felony if he or she is 18 years of age and commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a victim less than 12 years of age. A life felony is sentenced as a split sentence that is at least 25 years’ imprisonment followed by probation or community control for the rest of the person’s life. If this is the accused’s second or subsequent violation for lewd or lascivious molestation against a person less than 12 years old then the penalty is life in prison.
Second Degree Felony
An alleged offender who is less than 18 years old, who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a person less than 12 years old; or
An alleged offender 18 years of age or older who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a person 12 years of age or older, but less than 16 years old commits a second degree felony. The punishment for a lewd or lascivious molestation felony of the second degree is up to 15 years in prison.
Third Degree Felony
An alleged offender who is less than 18 years of age and who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against an alleged victim 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years old, commits a third degree felony. The punishment for a third degree lewd or lascivious molestation conviction is a prison term of up to 5 years.
To protect your rights, call defense attorney Jeff Dean today: (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633