Penalties for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation


Are you or a loved one coming up against criminal charges or an investigation? For many, this will be the most anxious time of their entire lives. After all, jail time and major fines are enough to destroy anybody’s future. And, a permanently marked record can make potential relationships that much harder to obtain. When it comes down to it, you need an experienced legal team on your side, such as The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter.

Last week, we discussed the possible consequences of lewd and lascivious battery. Lewd and lascivious molestation carries even greater potential penalties, depending upon the circumstances. As an example, someone over 18 who commits this crime on someone under 12 faces a life in prison sentence. Your potential punishment will be determined by whether you are over or under 18, and whether the victim was under 12, or between 12 and 15. As defined on attorney Wayne Richter‘s website, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct is defined by Florida Statute 800.04(6) as intentionally touching a person under 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious manner, or asking a person under 16 to commit a lewd or lascivious act.

When you are facing criminal charges, you may have everything on the line. And, a bad final verdict may see you stripped of all the freedoms you have become accustomed to having. However, every story has two sides, and your account deserves to be heard. If you want the best chance of seeing your charges reduced, or dropped altogether, make sure you are bringing in a quality criminal defense attorney. Contact The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, today, and get started with your free initial consultation.

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