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Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

Many people are aware that committing a sexually suggestive act, such as indecent exposure, could possibly result in negative consequences. However, they may not be aware that these actions can also be classified as criminal actions. If you perform these acts in front of minors, in public, or have already been convicted of lewd or lascivious behavior in the past, you may face more serious criminal convictions and even registration as a sex offender.

Facing lewd and lascivious behavior charges can be extremely frightening. However, it is important to know that you don't have to go through this difficult time alone. For more information about your legal rights and options, contact the Austin criminal defense lawyers of Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950 and schedule a free consultation.

Penalties of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

Lewd and lascivious behavior can include a wide range of actions, from misdemeanors like indecent exposure to more serious actions that are classified as felonies. Any unlawful action or behavior that is sexual in nature could potentially be considered lewd and lascivious behavior. This can include exposing genitalia, posing for pornography, or committing a sexual act in a public space. In Texas, you could face the following penalties for lewd and lascivious behavior:

  • Fines of at least $289
  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Possible probation
  • Required registration as a sex offender

If these actions involve a minor child, they are automatically classified as a felony and could result in even more serious consequences.

Contact Us

If you are facing charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help protect your rights and interests. To discuss your legal options, contact Austin criminal defense lawyers Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today.


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