Lewd Act

The aggressive Los Angeles lewd act defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have over 30 years of experience representing clients accused of various sex crimes throughout California. We have successfully defended clients accused of serious felony and misdemeanor sex-related crimes, including lewd and lascivious acts, solicitation, and indecent exposure. If you have been accused of committing a lewd act in Los Angeles, the California lewd act defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf may be able to have your case dismissed or your sentence reduced.

A lewd act is an instance in which a person touches the genitals or buttocks of a male or female, or the breasts of a female for purpose of sexual gratification. To do such acts in a public place is against the law. Touching a person for purposes of sexual arousal that is unwanted and/or makes the person uncomfortable is also a lewd act.

An accusation of committing a lewd act may cause your neighbors and community to shun you, especially if the accusations involve an underage person. If you are convicted of committing a lewd act upon a minor in California, you may have to register as a sex offender, which will carry with it long-lasting repercussions.

The following are California laws associated with committing a lewd act:

  • California Penal Code Section 288 states that any individual who knowingly commits a lewd act for the purpose of sexual arousal is in violation of the law and is guilty of a felony. The punishment for this crime is a sentence of up to eight (8) years in prison.
  • California Penal Code Section 288.1 states that any person who commits a lewd act with or on an individual under the age of fourteen will be evaluated by a psychologist to determine his or her mental condition.

If you have been charged with committing a lewd act in California, you are facing serious criminal charges which include monetary fines and a term in prison. It is extremely important that you hire quality legal representation so that you may avoid these harsh penalties.

If you live in California and have been accused of committing a lewd act, you should hire anexperienced criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf to start protecting your freedom. Call the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today to discuss your California lewd act case.


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