Charged with Lewd or Lascivious Crimes in Florida?
Musca Law Can Fight for You with 150+ Years' Combined Experience
Lewd and lascivious crimes represent a huge category of sex crimes that range from indecent exposure to molestation. This law was made to categorize the miscellaneous sex crimes that fail to fall within the other categories of sex crimes. However, because this category of crimes is so miscellaneous in nature and because the Florida court has struggled in the past with defining it, people charged with lewd and lascivious crimes are prone to being taken advantage of by its lack of concrete definition.
If you are faced with charges of lewd or lascivious crimes, don't hesitate to reach out to Musca Law. Not only are we backed by more than 150 years of combined legal experience, but we also know how to handle these charges while ensuring that your rights are upheld and that you are well-defended. In many cases, we have been able to reduce or even dismiss our past clients' charges. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to do the same for you. You can trust that we will aggressively fight on your behalf and defend your reputation.
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Types of Lewd & Lascivious Crimes
The category of lewd and lascivious crimes can be further broken down. The nature and penalties for these charges will vary depending on whether the incident took place with a minor and other factors.
Lewd and lascivious crimes include the following:
- Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition
- Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
- Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
- Lewd and Lascivious Battery
- Lewd and Lascivious Behavior
Even just being charged with these crimes can greatly affect your reputation and your relationships.
Penalties for Lewd and Lascivious Sex Crimes
The penalties of lewd and lascivious sex crimes often result in lifelong consequences. The severity of punishment depends heavily on the severity of the crime as well as the age of the victim.
If the victim is under the age of 18:
- Third degree felony
- Up to 5 years in prison
- $5000 fine
If the offender is 18 years or older:
- Second degree felony
- Up to 15 years in prison
- $10,000 fines
If convicted, you would be registered as a sex offender for the rest of your life - a penalty that would greatly impact your personal relationships, education, housing, and work opportunities.
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Unfortunately, the laws surrounding lewd and lascivious crimes leave much to be desired in terms of improvement. Many innocent people have been wrongfully charged with these crimes and have had to pay the price. To ensure that your rights are protected and that your best interests are being fought for, contact a Florida sex crimes lawyer from Musca Law today. We offer free case evaluations!