Melbourne Lewd And Lascivious Acts Defense Lawyers
Lewd and lascivious behavior is a category encompassing any sexual action in which a juvenile is involved, including child molestation and statutory rape. It is a common charge issued in Florida, and because it is unpopular politically, the penalties for conviction are severe: heavy fines, long prison sentences and registration as a sex offender.
The phrase lewd and lascivious behavior covers:
- Lewd and lascivious battery: Sexual activity involving penetration of a child of age 12 to 16
- Lewd and lascivious molestation: Sexual touching or fondling a child under the age of 16
- Lewd and lascivious conduct: Includes propositioning a child under age 16
- Lewd and lascivious exhibition: Exposing oneself in front of a child
To avoid conviction for a sex crime, you must work with lawyers who have successfully argued lewd and lascivious action cases, who know what kinds of defenses prevail in such cases and have minimized the negative consequences to clients.
The criminal defense lawyers at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, of Melbourne, are one of the most effective teams doing sexual criminal defense in Brevard and the surrounding counties. Key defenses include demonstrating that the accusations are simply false or that the action may have occurred without any lewd intention.
The lawyers at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole are natural born litigators, ready for battle in every defense we undertake, including sex crimes. We are believers in constitutional rights, and we will fight with everything we have to defend your freedom and reputation.
Both our criminal defense attorneys, Jack Platt and Kurt Russell, will work on your case: two premier lawyers contributing to your defense, at no more cost that a single attorney at other quality firms.
Sex offense cases are nasty. You want a firm that makes no judgment, but offers you knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive defense. Contact us by email or call us at 321-725-5638, toll free at 800-479-3032. We will get you through this.