Penalty for Lewd or Lascivious Battery


Are you going through a criminal investigation, and feel unsure where to turn? Have you recently found out you will soon be taking on criminal charges? If either of these are your current reality, it is important to respect how much is on the line. When it comes down to it, a negative verdict may see you stripped of all the freedoms you have become accustomed to having. Instead of that, make sure you an experienced criminal defense counsel on your side, such as The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter.

Lewd and lascivious battery is a serious matter, classified as a second degree felony with major jail time possible. This offense is defined by Florida Statute 800.04(5) as “A person who intentionally touches in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person [under 16], or forces a person [under 16] to touch the perpetrator [in a similar manner]”. The terms lewd and lascivious mean the same thing, and this is a specific type of crime. With a conviction potentially resulting in up to 15 years in jail, there is a ton on the line. If you have been accused of this offense, contact attorney Wayne Richter right away.

Regardless of the type of crime you are being charged with, you need the right lawyer on your side. If you don’t have an experienced criminal defense attorney, what guarantee do you have that your account of things will be professionally argued? There is far too much at stake for you to go into proceedings with the first random attorney you find. Take the time to bring in someone who is capable of giving you a shot at seeing your charges reduced or dropped. Contact The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, today, and get started with your free initial consultation.

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