Long Beach Lewd Act Defense Lawyer

Lewd Acts

In California, lewd acts are defined as "inappropriate touching or grabbing of another person's genitals, buttocks, or breast for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, annoyance or offense". The perpetrator of a lewd act is expected to be aware if a person is to be offended by this inappropriate act. Lewd conduct occurs in a public place that is for common or general use or enjoyment of the public.

Though committing a lewd act may be seen as a relatively minor sexual offense, the consequences associated with conviction can be serious and have an adverse affect on your life. Conviction for a lewd act in a public place may include the following sentences:

For first time offenders, a lewd act conviction is a misdemeanor, punishable with up to one year in state prison or county jail. Repeat offenses are charged as felonies and are punishable with imprisonment in state prison.

Lewd Acts with a Minor

If the act involves a minor, you will be facing a more serious charge and a harsher punishment. Conviction for a lewd act with a minor in a public place may include the following sentences:

Being convicted for a sex crime can change your life forever. Sex offenders face social stigma, difficulty finding work, and loss of close relationships upon conviction. If you have been charged with a sex crime, such as committing a lewd act in a public place, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense team.

The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has a well-known reputation for protecting the rights of those accused of crimes. Our Long Beach defense lawyers are aggressive in their fight to defend the accused and are dedicated to fighting criminal cases for their clients. Call today for a free consultation.

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