Fighting Against Lewd And Lascivious Conduct Charges
Lewd and lascivious charges may be filed against you in many situations. You may have believed you were alone, been pulling a prank or dare, or been “goofing around.” However, when not effectively mitigated, these charges can damage your reputation, career and future.
In fact, some of these charges can require that you register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can create lifelong difficulties for you when it comes to housing, employment and relationships. Fortunately, help is available when you contact me, David M. Lurie. It’s important to speak with an experienced legal professional the moment you are charged. I can help at any point in the process, but with lewd and lascivious charges, the earlier you speak with me, the better.
Understanding What Defense Strategy To Take
In cases involving these charges, there are certain steps to take. There are also definite, effective defenses to some charges. While every situation is different, your case may involve a defense that includes:
- Victim consent
- Faulty or weak evidence
- Mistaken identity
- Your state of mental health
The specific options available will depend on the details of your case.
Knowing What’s At Stake
If you are charged with having participated in public sexual acts knowing that you were in a public place and could be seen by others or with publicly exposing a sex organ to someone who is not your spouse and who did not consent, you could face some serious legal ramifications that include misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the circumstance and age of the other person. The same is true of exposure charges. It is crucial to get help with any criminal charges you face, from solicitation of sex to lewd and lascivious conduct.
Let Me Help You Build A Strong Defense
The charges against you are too serious to ignore. Take swift action with my help. From my offices in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, I help clients in both Missouri and Kansas, as well as people visiting from out of town. I am extremely familiar with the criminal procedures and laws in both states and can help you maintain your record, reputation and future.
Call my Kansas City office at 816-221-5900 or call my Lee’s Summit office at 816-525-1500 to schedule an initial consultation. I can answer your questions and help you lessen the penalties and legal ramifications of your charges. For after-hours appointments or to know whether I can help you, send me an email and I will get back to you soon.