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Lewd conduct also known as lewd and lascivious conduct is defined as the touching of the genitals, buttocks or female breasts with the intent of achieving sexual arousal or gratification when done in pubic and in the presence of a third party who might be offended or when performed on or with a minor or child. Lewd conduct typically involves pornography, prostitution, or indecent exposure offenses.
Penalties for lewd conduct crimes depends on the jurisdiction and the specific facts of the case. For the most part, lewd conduct is a criminal offense that can lead to serious legal problems. Lewd conduct that involves another adult can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Lewd conduct involving a minor is considered a felony offense and can possibly be prosecuted as Statutory Rape. When an individual is convicted of lewd conduct involving a child, they can face incarceration, fines, and other serious penalties. Moreover, a person who is convicted of lewd conduct involving a minor must also register as a sex offender. People who are convicted of repeat offenses for lewd conduct will face even stricter punishments.
Lewd conduct is a criminal conviction that undoubtedly carries a significant social stigma and serious legal consequences. If you are arrested for lewd conduct you need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side and representing your interests. If you have been wrongfully convicted on lewd conduct you should consult with a criminal defense lawyer with sexual offenses experience.
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