Lewd Conduct encompasses a myriad of sexually related acts that are usually charged
under Penal Code sections 288, 289, 314.1 or 647.6. In fact, the very
definition of lewd conduct depends on a variety of factors including the
facts of the case itself and the jurisdiction you are in at the time of
the event. For example, if the lewd conduct involves a child who is 14
years or younger, it automatically becomes a felony charge. On the other
hand, the crime of indecent exposure is automatically a misdemeanor.
Depending on the facts of the case, the prosecutor has the discretion to
file charges as a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanors carry up to 1
year of incarceration, while felonies carry up to 8 years. What is extremely
important to know is that if you are convicted lewd conduct, you automatically
have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
This is why it is so important to consult with a professional that can
help you with your case. In fact, before you discuss the case with anyone
in law enforcement you should first consult with an attorney because saying
even one thing that can be taken the wrong way may be used against you.
A lawyer can not only help you build your case, you may even get a lesser
charge or the charges dropped entirely depending on the circumstances.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for lewd conduct in Temecula,
Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Banning, Corona
or Riverside, CA.,
contact us so we can help. Our office if near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta,