Lewd and Lascivious Sex Crimes
Lewd and lascivious charges often relate to the unlawful touching or forced interaction between a minor and an adult. Unfortunately, the laws governing lewd and lascivious charges are very vague and confusing, making it difficult to understand what you have been charged with and why you are being arrested. If you have been charged, or are under investigation for, lewd and lascivious charges, it is important to get an attorney involved in your case immediately.
Tampa lewd and lascivious attorney William Hanlon leverages nearly 20 years of experience to offer the advice you need to understand your charges, the penalties you face and the options you have for defending yourself. His extensive experience and insight into area courts and prosecutors allows him to provide the detailed guidance you need to mount the most aggressive defense possible against charges of a sex crime in Tampa.What Is Lewd and Lascivious?
While it can be difficult to determine what lewd and lascivious charges really mean, the most common reason these charges are filed include:
- Intentionally touching a minor’s genitals, breasts or buttocks
- Forcing a minor to touch the suspect’s sexual organs or buttocks
In most lewd and lascivious cases, the only evidence the prosecution has to work with is the statement of the alleged victim. This makes it difficult for them to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and uphold the established burden of proof.
Attorney Hanlon will carefully investigate every aspect of your case before offering advice on your defense options. With the help of an expert investigator, he will search for information that can be used to pressure the prosecution to reduce or dismiss your charges. Useful information includes conflicting victim statements, inconsistencies in evidence or contradictory witness testimony.
Using this key information, Attorney Hanlon will apply pressure on the prosecution to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of your charges, or to prove your innocence in a court of law.
Contact Attorney Hanlon online or call 813.228.7095 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges and learn more about your case.