Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Acts

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 53 prohibits lewd, wanton, and lascivious acts. There are four elements that a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be convicted of this offense.

  1. You committed a sexual act or publicly solicited someone else to commit a sexual act.

  2. The act involved touching of the genitals, buttocks, or female breasts.

  3. You committed the act for sexual gratification or arousal or to offend others.

  4. The sex act was or was to be committed in a public location. This means that it was some place where you intended exposure to the public or disregarded a substantial risk of exposure to the public in a reckless way. If you desired privacy for the act and took reasonable measures to secure such privacy, then you cannot be convicted of this crime.

The purpose of this law is to punish sexual touching that does not amount to a completed sex act and that is intended to be carried out in public where other people might be offended. This law can’t be applied to constitutionally protected speech or expressive acts.

Punishment

Lewd, wanton, and lascivious conduct is punishable by up to 6 months in a jail or house of correction or by a fine of up to $200, or both.

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney

Stephen Neyman is a well–known Massachusetts lawyer who has been defending persons accused of lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct and all other crimes for more than 20 years. His practice is entirely devoted to criminal defense, and his commitment to his craft and his clients is great. Attorney Neyman, a former California prosecutor, can anticipate the opposition and build a defense that covers every angle. His case results, which you can view on this website, serve as reflections of his hard work and skill.

A Winning Attitude

In every case, Stephen Neyman is single–minded when it comes to winning, whether that means getting cases dismissed entirely, successfully negotiating with prosecutors, resolving cases so that his clients will not have criminal records, succeeding at trial or on appeal, and more. He is relentless in his efforts to protect his clients, a quality for which they are very grateful.

Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. (617) 263 6800

The Law Office of Stephen Neyman, P.C. handles criminal matters of all kinds, including lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct. If you or someone you know has been charged with this crime, call Stephen Neyman’s office today. Attorney Neyman will attentively listen and respond to any questions that you may have. It is always best to retain an attorney as early as possible so as to ensure that you are well protected throughout the process.

You can reach Attorney Neyman by calling (617) 263 6800. You can also send him an e–mail. When you ultimately meet with him, he will provide you with the advice that you will need to move forward, hopefully with him fighting on your behalf. Do not wait another minute to call because the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. is reachable 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Case Results » Lewd, Wanton And Lascivious Acts
  • Charges of Open and Gross Lewdness Against College Student to be Dismissed

    Worcester District Court: The district attorney alleged that on November 2, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. a Worcester Police Officer was dispatched to a local supermarket for a report of an indecent exposure. The officer contacted the victim who told him that a man was masturbating in his car while looking directly at her. Officers approached the suspect who was removed from his car. He was wearing sweatpants that fell to the ground when he exited the car. The man was not wearing underpants. The defendant was identified by the woman and an arrest was made. Today, Attorney Stephen Neyman was able to get the charges continued without a finding. Once the probationary period ends the charges will be dismissed.

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