Lewdness with a Child Under 16

Arrested for Child Molestation in Nevada? Seek Experienced Legal Representation from Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Also known as child molestation or child sexual abuse, lewdness with a minor under 16 is considered a serious crime. Not only do you face lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines, but you must also register as a sex offender in Nevada. Being labeled a sex offender can result in significant issues obtaining employment, residence, and even a loan.

At the Law Offices of David R. Fischer, we are ready to help you during this trying time in your life. From start to finish, we will provide experienced and skilled legal support in order to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

Lewdness with a Child Under 16 Laws & Penalties

The legal definition of this sex crime is an adult—18 years of age or older---committing the willful and lewd commission of any lewd or lascivious act (besides sexual assault or rape) upon the body of a child under 16 years old with intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust of the child or the individual. The main difference between the statutory rape and lewdness with a child under 16 has to do with the extent of the physical touching. If the touching of the child involved physical penetration, then it is considered statutory rape.

If the minor is under 14 years old, lewdness with a child under 16 is a category A felony, which is punishable by a life imprisonment sentence with the possibility of parole after 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the minor is 14 or 15 years old, then lewdness with a minor is a category B felony, resulting in a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Keep in mind, each conviction results in sex offender registration.

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If you have been accused of lewdness with a minor, you may be able to get the charges reduced or the case dismissed completely with the help of an experienced attorney. Considered the top 5% of Nevada attorneys according to Super Lawyers®, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer has had numerous successes keeping our clients out of jail and prison.

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