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Lewd and Lascivious Acts Jacksonville FL

Experienced Sex Crimes Attorneys Jacksonville Florida

Lewd and lascivious charges are the most common form of sex crime, the majority of lewd and lascivious charges are second-degree felonies, involve alleged victims age 12 to 16 and do not involve sexual penetration.

Encouraging, forcing or enticing a person less than 12 years of age to engage in sexual activity constitutes the crime of lewd and lascivious battery.
When an accused over the age of 18 intentionally touches the breasts, genitals or buttocks of a person less than 16 years of age a lewd and lascivious molestation will be the criminal charge.

A lewd and lascivious conduct involves a criminal defendant less than 18 years of age who either touches or solicits a person under 16 years of age to commit a lewd act.

Lewd and lascivious exhibition is masturbating or exposing oneself to a person less than 16 years of age.

For any of the above listed offenses, ignorance or belief as to the alleged victim’s age in NOT a defense. It does not matter if the alleged victim expressly told you their age, the defense is not admissible in court.

A defendant may not proffer evidence as to the alleged victim’s chastity either, this is commonly known as the rape shield law. 

Sex crimes have their very own set of rules and laws which govern the criminal proceedings, if you have been charged with any sex crime; you must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who has trail experience with sex crimes. Attorney Casey Bryant has the experience you need. To schedule a free consultation, call today.

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