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Penal Code 288 Defense - Lewd Acts with a Child

The California Penal Code covers a variety of offenses that constitute a sex crime. Individuals who find themselves accused of a sex crime often face more than one offense because of the related nature of individual sex crime offenses. For example, an accusation of committing lewd acts with a child can also give grounds for child molestation and rape of a minor.

When facing charges of lewd acts with a child or other sex crime, it is important to have knowledge of the full extent of the law and the options available. Wrongful accusations could turn into wrongful convictions, and the consequences of a sex crime conviction can harshly affect your future. Seeking the help of a firm with experience in sex crime defense may help to protect your rights and safeguard your future.

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What Constitutes Lewd Acts With a Child in Orange County?

As defined in Penal Code 288, lewd acts with a child concerns a person who "willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act" on a child under the age of 14 years with the intent of arousing or gratifying sexual desires of the person or the child. Convicting someone of lewd acts with a child requires proof that the act occurred, as well as a person's intent of arousing sexual desire.

Because of the seriousness of sex crimes, especially when a minor is involved, even wrongful accusations can have harsh consequences for the accused. Facing one charge of a sex crime means you could potentially face more. Considering that many sex crime convictions result in felonies and can put someone on sex offender registration, it is in your best interest to secure experienced legal representation right away.

You could face one or more other sex crime offenses, including:

  • Child molestation
  • Rape of a minor
  • Sexual abuse

Call us today at (714) 530-9690 to discuss your case in a free case evaluation!

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Since 1999, Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has fought on behalf of Orange County clients with success in difficult cases. When the consequences of a criminal accusation are harsh, you want quality legal representation in your corner. A sex crime conviction could jeopardize your future opportunities and your relationships, so don't wait to seek counsel.

Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated criminal defense lawyers at (714) 530-9690 today!

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