Fort Lauderdale Lewd Conduct Attorney
Defining Lewd and Lascivious Behavior
Have you been arrested for lewd or lascivious conduct? You may not have been aware that your actions were illegal under state or federal law, but now you find yourself facing criminal charge with possible penalties. Lewd conduct is defined as the intentional touching of someone under the age of 16 in a vulgar manner, or the solicitation of a person younger than 16 years of age to commit a sensual or licentious act.
When you are arrested for lewd behavior, you need to contact a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney at the distinguished criminal defense firm of Parks & Braxton, PA. The penalties for your charges will depend on whether or not you were over 18 years of age when the lewd act occurred. If you are over 18 years of age, you will face a second degree felony that includes the following penalties for a first time offense:
- Minimum prison sentence of 2.5 years up to a maximum of 15 years
- Probation (if solicitation is only suspected)
- Possible mandatory sex offender registration for offender, predator or both
These penalties are less for defendants who are under the age of 18 when they committed lewd conduct, but the punishment still includes a prison sentence.
Parks & Braxton: The Power to Fight. The Knowledge to Win.
Here at Parks & Braxton, PA, we never underestimate the serious nature of our clients' cases. We understand the devastating affect that a conviction can have on your life, and that is why we devote personal time and attention to make your case a priority. We will help you challenge your charges of lewd conduct by utilizing our vast resources and impressive knowledge of the law.
Andrew Parks began his career as a prosecutor for the Broward County State Attorney's Office before joining the other side to fight for the accused. This experience has given him unique insight into what strategies the prosecutor will use to try and convict you. Call today to put our insight and experience to work for you.
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