The consequences of a Lewd or Lascivious offense are severe. The judge can sentence you to prison, costly fines and treatments, and the life-altering registration as a sex offender. Moreover, because of the stigma involved, a lewd or lascivious conviction makes it nearly impossible to find a job and housing. If you or a loved one are facing this charge then it is crucial for you to have a defense attorney with a proven track record in winning sex crime cases. Defense attorney Jeff Dean has that track record, and he is widely regarded as one of the most successful and respected attorneys in this area of the law. Jeff has convinced judges to strike down laws as unconstitutional, he has won precedent setting and landmark cases, and Jeff has repeatedly saved immigrants facing criminal charges from being deported.
Jeff Dean’s distinguished record in winning sex crime cases includes:
- NOT GUILTY verdicts and DISMISSALS in cases alleging non-consensual sexual contact;
- DISMISSALS in numerous indecent exposure and lewd conduct cases;
- NOT GUILTY verdict and DISMISSALS involving solicitations for sex in a public place;
- NOT GUILTY verdict for man charged with “date rape”;
- NOT GUILTY verdict in case alleging sexual contact with a minor;
- DISMISSALS of charges alleging sex with a minor;
- DISMISSALS of solicitation of a child for sex charges;
- DISMISSALS of charges alleging possession of child pornography;
- REVERSALS of convictions on appeal for solicitation of a child for sex and DISMISSALS of charges.
In your case, Jeff Dean will determine the best defense strategy and will fight with the goal of winning your case.
To protect your future, call Jeff Dean today at (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633.
The following are the types of lewd and lascivious charges. To learn more about each type, click on its heading to open more information about it.
In Florida, lewd or lascivious battery can mean either: engaging in sexual activity with someone who is under 16 years of age (but older than 12); or forcing or enticing someone under 16 to engage in a sexual act or sexually abusive behavior. This crime is typically a second-degree felony, so consequences could include up to 15 years in prison plus $15,000 in fines – not to mention a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Lewd or lascivious molestation involves the intentional touching of a child’s private parts or even the clothes covering them. Likewise, forcing or enticing a child to touch one’s private parts also counts as lewd molestation. This crime is a felony, and the degrees vary according to the age of the child and the accused; note that even a person under the age of 18 can face felony consequences for this crime. Lewd or lascivious molestation is the most serious of the lewd or lascivious charges as it can carry a sentence of life in prison.
In legal terms, lewd or lascivious exhibition is the intentional and lewd exposure of one’s genitals, masturbation, or committing of a sexual act in the presence of a minor (someone under 16 years old). It is similar to indecent exposure, but the difference is that a minor is present during lewd and lascivious exhibition. The penalty for this crime is also harsher then indecent exposure, as it is a felony offense.
In Florida, lewd or lascivious conduct refers to the intentionally lewd touching of someone under 16 years of age, or soliciting someone under 16 to commit a lewd act. This offense is a felony, with varying degrees depending on the age of the alleged perpetrator. Even a person who is under 18 can face the consequences of a lewd or lascivious conduct charge, which may include years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and getting a sex offender status.
Protect your rights, call Jeff Dean at (305) 967-6311 or (954) 204-3633.