Lascivious Acts in Florida

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According to Florida law, defined in section 800.02, "lascivious acts are sexual acts committed in public or in the presence of a minor." This is considered a major sex crime and is pursued aggressively. It is not uncommon for federal agents and state prosecutors to press the maximum amount of charges if an individual is caught, even if there is less-than-solid evidence in place.

Accusations of lewd or lascivious conduct can permanently damage one's life. Every year, thousands of fabricated allegations come out of hate, divorce, complicated family situations, and more. It takes a capable Florida sex crimes lawyer to skillfully defend those charged with lascivious acts. At Musca Law, we take the time to get to know each of our clients, then determining how we can best represent their interests and fight for the best outcome on their behalf. Our thorough preparation and personalized legal service has led to our established track record of success.

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Definition of Lascivious Acts in Florida

Under the Florida law, lascivious act is any kind of sex act performed in public - physical, nonphysical and psychological. This law covers a broad spectrum of crimes.

The following are considered lascivious acts:

  • Touching of genitals
  • Soliciting a minor to touch genitals
  • Touching of breasts or buttocks
  • Soliciting a minor to touch breasts or buttocks
  • Performing a sexual act in front of a minor
  • Rubbing of genitals through clothing
  • Masturbation
  • Indecent exposure
  • Molestation

The consequences of being involved in a lascivious acts are severe, especially when multiple laws have been broken in the process.

Penalties for Lascivious Acts in the State of Florida

If convicted of committing lascivious acts in Florida, you may be facing severe lifelong penalties.

If the sex crimes offender is over 18 years of age:

  • The offender can face a felony of up to second degree.
  • The offender may receive a maximum 15 year prison sentence.
  • The offender may receive a minimum 2 year prison sentence.

If the sex crimes offender is under 18 years of age:

  • The offender can face a felony of up to third degree.
  • The offender may receive a maximum 5 year prison sentence.
  • The offender may receive a minimum 2 year prison sentence.

Other consequences are just as bad or even worse for those charged with lascivious acts. Mandatory registration as a sex offender will affect your reputation, credibility, housing opportunities, work opportunities, personal relationships, business relationships and more.

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