Criminal Defense Lawyers Nationwide
Criminal Lawyers Directory Home Criminal Lawyers Directory Lawyers Criminal Lawyers Directory Members Criminal Lawyers Directory Sucess Stories Criminal Lawyers Directory Contact Information


Lewdness is a generic term for any crime involving sex or exposure to the public.  It can involve anything from exposing themselves, to prostitution, to sex with a minor.  In order to constitute lewd conduct, generally there must be some intentional touching with the intent to sexually arouse.  The touching need not be of someone else; touching oneself can qualify if done in public or if done in front of someone else who does not or cannot consent.  Depending on which lewd crime, consent would not be a defense, ie. touching of a child or with two consenting adults if it occurs in public.  Accidental touching would not qualify as lewd conduct.


In addition, the crime of soliciting lewd conduct, also known as prostitution or solicitation, need not have any touching at all, merely the request for that touching; that would fall under the umbrella of a lewd conduct crime.  Many of the lewd conduct crimes in most states carry sexual offender registration requirements if convicted.  This includes misdemeanors and will follow a defendant into a new state if they too have some kind of sex offender registration.  It is of utmost importance to consult an attorney on any lewd conduct crime if charged or if moving to a new state to find out their registration requirements.  You can be charged with failing to register as a crime in and of itself in your new state.


Elements, crimes and defenses vary from state to state and within the federal system.  If you or someone you know is charged with any crime, as always, you should consult a local attorney, licensed to practice in your jurisdiction and preferably one practicing only criminal law.  You can always look for your local criminal attorney at

  to fill out a simple form to connect to Criminal Defense Attorneys in your area.

Criminal Defense Attorneys CLICK HERE
Select Criminal Defense Lawyers by State
Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License Reckless Driving Assault
Breaking and Entering Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Larceny/Theft Kidnapping Drug Possession
Burglary Wire fraud Robbery
Carjacking Battery Perjury
Sexual assault Rape Sexual battery
Prostitution Trespass Manslaughter
Obscenity Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct
Criminal Sexual Conduct Criminal Confinement Conspiracy
DUI / DWI Intimidation Lewdness
Arson Possession of stolen property False Imprisonment
Forgery Tax Evasion Securities Fraud
Telemarketing Fraud Bribery Embezzlement
Insurance Fraud Money Laundering Indecent Exposure
Identity Theft Pyramid Schemes Fraud
Habitual Traffic Offender Extortion Stalking
Child Abuse Hate Crimes Homicide
First Degree Murder Second Degree Murder Voluntary manslaughter
Involuntary manslaughter Justifiable Homicide
 RSS Feeds  |  Articles  |  Jobs  |  Leads  |  Criminal Defense Law Blog
SiteMap  | MembersFAQ | Member Directory  | Success Stories  | Press Releases
Copyright © 2008. “”. All rights reserved.