Miami Sex Crime Attorney
Lewd or Lascivious Conduct Charges in Miami
Under Florida law the touching of a child younger than 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious way is considered a very serious offense. Even if no act took place, but the act was solicited, serious penalties can be imposed in a conviction. Conduct considered lewd or lascivious entails that the offending party's actions had the intent to engage in the sexual conduct. The crime varies in penalties, based upon the age of the individual involved. When the conduct involves an individual over the age of 18, the penalties can include up to 5 years in prison. When the individual was under the age of 18, the penalties are even more severe, with penalties up to 15 years in state prison in a conviction. The individual will face further repercussions after serving their sentence, including a mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of lewd or lascivious conduct, it is essential that you secure the legal representation of a qualified Miami sex crime attorney immediately.
Most lewd conduct cases rely heavily on the victim's testimony. With this in mind, a skilled defense attorney can help ensure that this testimony stays within the facts of the case and that your cause is aggressively defended. Even if found guilty of a crime of this nature, your situation may fall under mitigating circumstances. If the child was the provoker, initiator, or aggressor of the incident, you may have defense opportunities that will allow for a lesser charge or dismissed case. No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, a dedicated criminal defense attorney will be able to ensure that you receive a fair and unbiased trial.
Sex Crimes Lawyer in Miami
In cases of charges of lewd or lascivious conduct, the expert guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney is crucial. Lewd conduct, if proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and the jury convicts , is a felony offense that will change your life forever. Attorney Michael Mirer can help protect you from the serious consequences of a lewd conduct accusation. Attorney Mirer knows that accusations of lewd conduct towards a minor can have a disastrously negative effect on your personal life and your future.
Contact a Miami sex crime attorney if you stand accused of lewd or lascivious conduct.
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