Lewd and Lascivious Charges can Stain Your Reputation for Life — Dale Carson’s Experience Helps You Fight False Accusations & Defend Your Rights
Lewd and lascivious behavior includes any kind of sexual activity involving a juvenile. Crimes of this nature can be difficult to defend because some seemingly common-sense defense arguments are prohibited by law. Therefore, these cases require highly skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyers like those at Dale Carson Law.
The attorneys at Dale Carson Law have a track record for successfully arguing that allegations are false or, when appropriate, that there was no lewd intent in the alleged act. Find out how an attorney at Dale Carson Law can help you fight your charges and protect your rights. Your initial consultation is free. To schedule a complimentary consultation regarding accusations of lewd and lascivious behavior, go to our Complimentary Consults page. Or call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.
Prohibited Defenses Against Lewd and Lascivious Charges
Also referred to as statutory rape or child molestation, depending on circumstances, lewd and lascivious charges exist for all forms of sexual activity involving or in the presence of minors. They include:
Lewd & lascivious battery — Sexual penetration of a minor older than 12 but younger than 16;
Lewd & lascivious molestation — touching the breasts, genitals or buttocks of a child younger than 16 in a lewd or lascivious manner;
Lewd & lascivious conduct — intentionally touching a child younger than 16 in a lewd or lascivious manner or soliciting such a child to commit a lewd and lascivious act;
Lewd & lascivious exhibition — sexual acts or displays intentionally committed in front of a child without physical contact.
Because these crimes involve a minor, there are some defense arguments that may seem natural but are actually prohibited as defenses. These include . . .
Consent — Because the alleged victim is a minor, the State of Florida has declared that consent is irrelevant.
Ignorance of Age — Not knowing the alleged victim was a minor will not protect a defendant from conviction.
Proximity of Age — Even if the defendant is the same age or younger than the alleged victim, they can still be convicted.
Find Out How to Protect Your Rights Against Allegations of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior with a Free Consultation from Dale Carson Law
Don’t be convicted on false charges of sexual activity involving a juvenile. Crimes of this sort carry heavy penalties and being declared a sexual offender or sexual predator will affect you for the rest of your life. The criminal defense lawyers at Dale Carson Law are experienced in successfully defending clients against these kinds of charges and are prepared to give you an initial consultation free of charge. To schedule a free consultation regarding accusations of lewd and lascivious behavior, go to our Complimentary Consults page.
Or call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.