Lewd Conduct Violations
Arrested? Call our Ventura sex crimes lawyer!
If you are arrested for lewd conduct, you may have no clue what type of penalties you could be facing. There may be hefty fines to pay, jail time, and you could even face a misdemeanor conviction. Your future prospects may be threatened as well, such as employment and housing opportunities.
According to the California penal code 647(a), lewd conduct can be defined as engaging in any sex acts or sexually deviant behavior in the view of another who might find the act offensive, with the intention of receiving sexual satisfaction or being crude. The laws surrounding your charge can be very confusing, which is why you should look to hire a Ventura sex crimes lawyer who can help you understand your charges.
Defense Strategies for Lewd Conduct
The prosecution must prove several details in order to convict you. By combatting any of these arguments, it may help you move your case in a positive direction.
The details that must be proven in order to convict lewd conduct include:
- There was an intention to touch your or someone else's genitals for sexual pleasure.
- The act was committed in a public area.
- Another person was present and found the behavior offensive.
- You were aware that another person was present and could have been offended.
Sometimes police officers execute sting operations and try to "trap" you into exposing yourself or to get you to engage in a sex act. Officers can sometimes embellish or even add fictitious elements to their accounts to try to implicate you. Enlist legal assistance from our firm and we can fight to get your charges lessened or even dropped if possible!
Defend Your Rights Today
Lewd conduct has very broad definition and many conditions for the prosecution to prove. There are dozens of tactics our firm can utilize to build a tough defense against opposing arguments. That is why you need to get in touch with The Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today. We have over 10 years of experience taking on some of the most challenging sex crimes cases, and we are more than well-equipped to take on your case.
You need to protect your reputation. Give our Ventura criminal defense attorney a call today so that we can start working on your case!
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