The terms lascivious and lewd are used to describe offensive or inappropriate sexual behavior. Florida law dictates that sexual conduct that falls into certain categories is criminal behavior. Depending on the way the defendant’s behavior is prosecuted, the accused can be looking at anything from probation to years in state prison. Additionally, there is a heavy social stigma that goes with a conviction of lewd and lascivious behavior that can cause serious detriment to your marriage, career and social standing. The Florida lewd and lascivious defense lawyers at Katz & Phillips, P.A. are experienced and time tested in fighting to clear their clients’ names. Call today for you completely confidential and no cost initial consultation where one of our attorneys can give your case an in depth evaluation.
Florida law with regard to lewd and lascivious behavior encompasses many types of conduct. The severity of the crime in large part depends on the age of the perpetrator and the victim. Among the prescribed conduct and associated penalties are:
Because of the nature of the crime there are generally no witnesses other than the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim. Generally speaking, prosecutors are loath to take to trial a case they don’t think they can win. Therefore, it is vitally important to you future, to your very freedom itself, that your case be handled by an attorney that will fully develop the facts of your case and present all exculpatory evidence to the prosecutor, and ultimately to a jury, to convince them of your innocence. While not all cases are winnable, all deserve the very best efforts. Oftentimes a deal can be struck to greatly reduce the penalties faced. The Florida lewd and lascivious defense lawyers at Katz & Phillips, P.A. are known for their thoroughness and skilled advocacy. Call today for your free and confidential appointment.