Molestation and Lewd & Lascivious Battery Defense Attorney to Fight your Fort Lauderdale or South Florida charge

A man stands in dark lighting with handcuffs after he was arrested for Molestation and Lewd & Lascivious Battery in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida -- he called Rossen Law Firm Criminal Defense AttorneyWe know facing a Molestation or Lewd and Lascivious Battery charges can feel overwhelming, but the Rossen Law Firm is here to guide you every step of the way and fight to protect & defend your rights.

 

What is a Lewd & Lascivious Battery or Molestation Crime in Florida?

Lewd or Lascivious Battery is committed by having sex with someone 12 to 15 years of age; or encouraging, forcing, or enticing any person under 16 years of age to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity.

 

Lewd or Lascivious Molestation is when a person intentionally touches the breasts, genitals, or buttocks of a child under 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious manner; or encourages, forces, or lures a child younger than 16 to touch another person in a lewd or lascivious manner.

FLA. STAT. § 800.04 (2019)

 

CONSEQUENCES OF LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BATTERY OR MOLESTATION IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The consequences for Lewd & Lascivious Battery and /or Molestation in Florida can range from 5 years to 25 years, to LIFE in prison depending on the crime. 

 

Hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you is imperative to you getting the best possible result on your case if you’re facing one of these criminal charges or allegations, especially since the consequences involve minimum sentencing guidelines.  

 

Lewd and Lascivious Battery is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of sex offender probation, and a $10,000 fine. This offense is assigned a Level 8 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code, meaning the minimum penalty for a conviction is 7 ¾ years in prison followed by at least two years of sex offender probation

 

The crime of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person 18 or older on a child under 12 is a Life Felony punishable by a minimum 25 year prison sentence followed by lifetime sex offender probation and a $10,000 fine.

 

Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person 18 or older on a child 12 or older, but under 16 is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of sex offender probation, and a $10,000 fine. This crime is assigned a Level 7 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. The minimum sentence upon conviction is 51 months in prison followed by at least 2 years of sex offender probation.

 

Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a Minor on a child younger than 12

The crime of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person under 18 on a child younger than 12 is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of sex offender probation, and a $10,000 fine.

This crime is assigned a Level 7 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. The minimum sentence upon conviction is 51 months in prison followed by at least 2 years of sex offender probation.

 

The crime of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person younger than 18 on a child older than 12, but younger than 16 is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of sex offender probation, and a $5,000 fine. This crime is assigned a Level 6 offense severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code. The minimum sentence upon conviction is 36 months in prison followed by at least 2 years of sex offender probation.

 

LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BATTERY/MOLESTATION CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

If you’re facing a lewd & lascivious battery or molestation charge - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and professional defense to lewd & lascivious battery and molestation sex abuse charges in South Florida.

 

Facing a lewd & lascivious battery or molestation charge is hard enough. It’s your life at stake, your career, your family, your record, and your finances. The last thing you need is someone judging you for the allegation or making assumptions about you. Our firm is a judgment-free zone. Your respect and dignity are of utmost importance to us.

 

Give our office a call if you’re facing a lewd & lascivious battery or molestation charge. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best action plan for you, and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life - that’s why we’re here.

 

Lewd & Lascivious Battery/Molestation Defenses in Florida

  • False Allegations: Sometimes, accusers make allegations that are not true out of spite, jealousy or coercion. If the alleged victim’s accusations are untrue, this could be used as a basis for defense.
  • Diminished Capacity: The defendant may have had diminished capacity or mental instability at the time of the offense; a possible defense is that the defendant did not have the intention or mental state to commit the crime.
  • Mistaken Identity: The victim may have been assaulted by someone who is not the defendant but may be uncertain about the identity of the person. Eyewitnesses may have identified the wrong person or recognized the defendant from a different encounter. 

Free Lewd & Lascivious Battery/Molestation Criminal Defense Strategy Session 

We represent clients facing lewd & lascivious battery and molestation cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a customized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges. 

 

We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll formulate a plan to get the best end result possible on your case.

 

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