Charged with Lewd or Lascivious Conduct in Florida?

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Lewd and lascivious conduct in Florida falls between exhibition and molestation. Lewd or lascivious exhibition has no physical touch involved and lewd and lascivious molestation results in sexual harm to the victim. Lewd and lascivious conduct refers to touching a minor in an inappropriate way or making a minor touch you in an inappropriate way. This is punishable by Florida law and is heavily prosecuted by law enforcement officials.

If you have been charged with lewd or lascivious conduct in Florida, don't hesitate to enlist the help of Musca Law. Our Florida sex crimes attorneys are well-versed in how to handle a wide variety of circumstances in this category of crimes and can capably guide you through your situation.

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Definition & Penalties of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct

Under Florida law, lewd or lascivious conduct is defined as the inappropriate and intentional touching of a minor less than 16 years of age or the act of forcing a minor to touch another in an inappropriate way.

Some of the penalties of lewd or lascivious conduct include the following:

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

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

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

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

These charges have far-reaching consequences. If convicted, your future could be at stake. Not only will you have to register yearly as a sex offender, but you will also run into substantial difficulty obtaining employment or housing, maintaining personal relationships and much more.

Protect yourself from the devastating results of these charges. Call (888) 497-0216 to speak with a Florida sex crimes lawyer from Musca Law.

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