In California, lewd conduct is a very serious criminal offense, resulting in harsh penalties which range in severity depending upon whether the offense is classified as a misdemeanor or felony. If you have been charged with lewd conduct in Palm Springs, you should contact the LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE WOLF right away to discuss your case with a skilled Palm Springs defense lawyer.
Lewd conduct is an act which takes place when one person touches another person’s genitals or buttocks, or the breasts of a female in public for the purpose of sexual gratification. Another example of lewd conduct is when one person touches another person for purposes of sexual arousal that is unwanted and/or makes the person uncomfortable.
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.”
Lewd behavior and lewd conduct are considered sex crimes, and if convicted, you may be forced to serve a jail term, undergo counseling, lose your professional licenses, pay monetary fines, and in certain situations, you may be forced to register as a sex offender. If you must register as a sex offender, your name will be added to a data base which is accessible to your friends, neighbors, potential employers, educational institutions, and the general public.
If convicted, a lewd conduct offense will show up on your background check when applying for a new job or in other instances when your past may be evaluated. In certain cases, a skilled Palm Springs lewd conduct attorney may be able to argue your case to result in a lesser offense, which could minimized the punitive actions of the court.
For more than 30 years, the skilled Palm Springs defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been defending the legal rights of clients facing all types of sex crime charges, as well as other serious criminal offenses. With our knowledge and experience in California sex crime law, we may be able to have your Palm Springs lewd conduct case dismissed or your sentence reduced. It is essential that you hire quality legal representation so that you may avoid harsh legal repercussions. Do not hesitate to contact us law firm!
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