Lewd and Lascivious Acts

A person who commits and is guilty of any lewd or lascivious acts with another person is charged with a second degree misdemeanor.

A person who exposes his or her sexual organs vulgarly in a public place or on a private property of another person, or who is naked in public except in a place that is for such purpose, is charged with a first degree misdemeanor. Breastfeeding does not fall under these two violations. Any person convicted of lew and lascivious conduct is required to register as a sex offender. Not only are you subject to jail time, fines, and probation, your addition to the sex offender registry is something that will affect you and your family for a long time. Contacting an experienced Tampa lewd and lascivious acts attorney can help you explore possible defenses to the charge. At Pallegar Law, P.A., our goal is to resolve your case as favorably as we can.

Lewd and Lascivious Battery

A person who commits and is guilty of lewd and lascivious battery, which is done by engaging in sexual activities with another person from the ages of twelve to sixteen or forcing a person less than sixteen years of age in sexual bestiality, sadomasochistic abuse or prostitution, is charged with a second degree felony.

A person who commits and is guilty of lewd and lascivious battery with another person who is eighteen years or age or older and has been previously convicted of lewd and lascivious battery in which the victim was a minor is charged with a first degree felony.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a lewd and lascivious crime, contact an aggressive Tampa lewd and lascivious acts attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A.

Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

A person who intentionally touches someone who is sixteen years of age or younger in a lewd and lascivious way, or forces them to touch the offender, is committing lewd and lascivious molestation.

A person who is under the age of eighteen that commits and is guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation against someone twelve-sixteen years of age is charged with a third degree felony.

A person eighteen years of age or older who commits and is guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation against someone ages twelve to sixteen is charged with a second degree felony.

A person eighteen years or older who commits and is guilty of lewd and lascivious molestation against someone twelve-sixteen years of age and has been previously convicted of lewd and lascivious battery in which the victim was a minor is charged with a first degree felony.

A person eighteen years or older who commits and is guilty of lewd or lascivious molestation against someone less than twelve years of age is charged with a life felony.

Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

A person who intentionally touches another person under the age of sixteen in a lewd and lascivious way or solicits another person under the age of sixteen to engage in a lewd and lascivious act is guilty of committing lewd and lascivious conduct.

A person eighteen years of age or older who commits lewd and lascivious conduct is charged with a second degree felony. Any person younger than eighteen who commits lewd and lascivious conduct is charged with a third degree felony.

Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition

A person who intentionally masturbates, exposes his or her genitals in a lewd and lascivious way, or commits another sexual act that does not include physical or sexual contact or sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, or a simulation of a sexual activity around anyone younger than sixteen is committing lewd and lascivious exhibition.

A person eighteen years of age or older who commits lewd and lascivious exhibition is charged with a second degree felony. Any person younger than eighteen who commits lewd and lascivious exhibition is charged with a third degree felony. This does not include a mother breastfeeding her baby.

If you have been charged with a related crime, don’t wait. Seek out an aggressive Tampa lewd and lascivious acts attorney in order to fight the charges. Call Pallegar Law, P.A. at 813-444-3912 or 941-893-5816 for help.

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