In a recent news story, a man is accused of exposing himself more than once in the parking lot of a Target store. Apparently, the man was watching pornographic material and exposing his genitals to an adult and child. In Denver, in addition to other possible criminal charges, the man would likely face charges of Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301, or Indecent Exposure. If you or someone you love is facing Public Indecency or Indecent Exposure charges, contact a Public Indecency lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office right away.
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Public Indecency Attorney in Arapahoe and Douglas County: What is the Definition of Public Indecency?
The man from the news story is accused of violating part (e) of the Public Indecency statute. In Arapahoe County and Douglas County, the definition of Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301, is:
“(1) Any person who performs any of the following in a public place or where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by members of the public commits public indecency:
(a) An act of sexual intercourse; or
(c) A lewd exposure of an intimate part as defined by section 18-3-401 (2) of the body, not including the genitals, done with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person; or
(d) A lewd fondling or caress of the body of another person; or
(e) A knowing exposure of the person's genitals to the view of a person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person.”
Public Indecency Charges in Jefferson County – A Criminal Defense Attorney Explains the Penalty and Sentence
While a conviction of a first offense of Public Indecency in Jefferson County may not seem like a big deal, a second conviction can lead to a longer jail sentence, higher fines, sex offender registration and treatment and a criminal record. Though Public Indecency is normally a class 1 petty offense, if a person violates part (e) of the statute more than once (or a comparable offense), it becomes a class 1 misdemeanor. Potential employers who conduct a background check will be reluctant to hire someone who has a sexual crime on their record. Additionally, your reputation among your friends, family and neighbors is at risk.
Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, Similar to Public Indecency in Golden and Aurora, Colorado
Indecent Exposure can quickly result from a case of Public Indecency. The two are closely related, yet Indecent Exposure is a sex offense which requires sex offender registration, and is a class one misdemeanor. Here is the definition of this more serious case, which results from conduct nearly identical to that involved in Public Indecency cases.
Indecent Exposure is when someone:
- Knowingly exposes his or her genitals to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person;
- Knowingly performs an act of masturbation in a manner which exposes the act to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person.
Exposure of one's genitals can result in either Indecent Exposure charges or Pubic Indecency charges in Golden and Aurora, Colorado.
Adams County Public Indecency Lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office: You Need an Expert Defense
If you are facing charges of Public Indecency in Adams County, never fight the charges on your own. You may end up being influenced by a DA to plead guilty and accept a plea bargain deal which could negatively impact your future. As knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers who have experience fighting charges of Public Indecency in Colorado, you can be confident putting your trust in us. We will fight to keep a permanent conviction on your record. We will fight to pinpoint weaknesses in the government's case against you. We will talk with key witnesses and work to uncover defenses. Be sure and consult an experienced criminal defense attorney from the O'Malley Law Office as soon as possible if you are facing charges or accusations of Public Indecency in Colorado.
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If you or a loved one is facing charges of Indecent Exposure or Public Indecency in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact a Public Indecency lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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