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Florida woman faces a criminal charge due to lewd act

Criminal charges may stem from any number of illegal activities. Floridians know different penalties are levied for each criminal offense. An Orlando, Florida, resident can be charged with an offense that can be prosecuted at either the state or federal level. Most criminal offenses lead to fines and other penalties or prison sentence. Once a person is apprehended for a crime, that person has the right to a strong criminal defense.

In Ormond Beach, Florida, which is about 60 miles northeast of Orlando, a 50-year-old woman was arrested by local authorities due to reports that she committed a sex act that was seen by her neighbors. Based on a report, a 13-year-old stated that he saw the accused committing a sexual act while on top of her motorcycle in a garage. Two neighbors reportedly saw the accused person half nude on her motorcycle and called 911. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the woman. The accused denied the allegations but was charged with lewd exhibition by a person over 18 on a person under 16. She was later released after she posted bail.

Arrest for a felony offense is a serious matter and must be addressed with all due haste. There are several options available to fight a criminal charge. First, an accused may negotiate with the prosecutor for lesser fines and penalties. Second, the accused may aggressively go head-to-head against the prosecutor to address the charges. In such cases, a criminal defense attorney can point out weaknesses in the government's case.

Orlando, Florida, readers who are dealing with similar issues should educate themselves by researching criminal laws and how to defend against allegations. They may also speak with knowledgeable attorneys for easier access to that information.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Florida woman arrested after lewd act on motorcycle allegedly witnessed by neighbors," Joe Kelley, Sept. 9, 2014

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