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Lewd Conduct Crimes in FL

What is Lewd Conduct?

In Florida, any type of illegal sexual activity can be considered lewd conduct. Such acts are not tolerated by the courts or the public. Lewd conduct may go by various other titles depending on the jurisdiction, including lascivious conduct or public indecency. If the offender physically contacts the victim, the charges can be elevated to include sexual assault.

It is vital to retain a legal defense if you are charged with lewd conduct in the Panama City area. Contact Shepard Law today at (850) 215-5200 for 24/7 emergency counsel.

What are the Penalties for Lewd Conduct?

Common acts which fall under lewd conduct include:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Pornography
  • Sexual acts in public

Usually, lewd conduct is considered a misdemeanor. When it occurs in the presence of people under 16 years of age, however, the charges can be upgraded to a felony.

Penalties for a lewd conduct conviction can include any of the following:

  • Up to 15 years in jail
  • Up to 15 years of sex offender probation
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Anyone convicted of lewd conduct may also be forced to register as a sex offender in Florida for life.

Start Building Your Defense Today


If you were arrested for lewd conduct, your best defense is hiring an experienced Panama City sex crimes lawyer. Attorney Rusty Shepard has been practicing law for over two decades and can be counted on to listen to your concerns and provide you with the representation you need to fight your charges.

Attorney Shepard is well aware of the devastating affect such a conviction can have. This is why he is dedicated to working towards the best possible result for your case and he makes himself available to his clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Call Shepard Law today and schedule your free initial consultation!

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