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Indecent Exposure Consequences in Colorado, C.R.S. 18-7-302

Indecent Exposure Leads to Indecent Shaming in Aurora: What Happens When Someone is Accused

I recently read a story on 9News.com about a Denver Firefighter who was arrested for walking around the Aurora Town Center with his penis in hand. His photo, which is posted above the article, tells the story of a very frightened man with a serious problem. So what is the first thing we (society) do? Well, we start by shaming the person with his picture on television and on news websites. This stuff really sells! Some of us laugh, some get mad, or we might get scared and take stronger measures to make sure our children are safe by calling our legislator to demand tougher laws. I have grandchildren, and like most people I don't want people to intentionally expose themselves in public. But I have to ask myself, will publicly shaming the person serve to correct the problem? Will it make us safer? Was the public really in danger to begin with? In my line of work I frequently talk with Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) therapists. I've learned from them that Indecent exposure is the sex crime with the highest recidivism rate, mainly due to the underlying psychological factors involved. I believe we need laws prohibiting Indecent Exposure in Arapahoe County, but I believe the way we punish some offenders is also indecent.

Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver - Indecent Exposure Charges, C.R.S. 18-7-302

Indecent-Exposure-Attorney.jpgIndecent Exposure in Jefferson County Can Happen by Accident

In our blogs, we often talk about crimes where the actor, also known as the accused or defendant, must knowingly do something to qualify as a crime. "Knowingly" is a key element in many crimes. That is because people in Jefferson County and Arvada / Wheat Ridge do not want to punish someone for mistakenly doing something. This is true even in cases where we think someone should have known better. But even when knowing is an element of a crime, such as with Indecent Exposure, Lakewood police will often overlook that element in order to satisfy an out of control alleged victim. Lakewood Police fear criticism from a real or imagined victim. Read the Difference Between Public Indecency and Indecent Exposure.

Public Indecency in Denver | Firefighter Exposes Himself in Parking Lot

Public-Indecency-Firefighte.jpgDenver Public Indecency Attorney - Sex in Public is Dangerous

According to the news, a firefighter exposed himself to a woman in a parking lot. Apparently, the woman reported to police that the man exposed himself and performed a sex act on himself while he was parked in his car next to her. The man left the parking lot, but the woman was able to get his license plate number. The firefighter reported that he thought he knew the woman who was parked next to him, and that he was joking around because he thought he knew her. In Denver, the man would likely face charges of Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301. He could also face Indecent Exposure charges, for performing a sexual act on himself in front of the woman.

Indecent Exposure Attorney for Denver County, Colorado

Indecent-Exposure.jpgDenver Lawyer for Indecent Exposure Charges

If you are not very careful, nudity in the view of the public, can result in being accused of Denver Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302. This sex charge is a risk even when you are on private property - on inside your own house! The stakes are high with Indecent Exposure, since this crime qualifies as an SOMB sexual offense - with required sex offender treatment and registration.

Indecent Exposure Lawyer - Denver Criminal Attorney

Indecent-Exposure-Lawyer.jpgIndecent Exposure is Defensible - A Lawyer Explains

Indecent Exposure in Denver is a defensible crime. Plain and simple, not every person accused of this crime is guilty. Nor can the government prove their case in each instance. Generally, there is no physical evidence. Knowing whether or not your charges should go to trial, or plea bargain, is what a good criminal defense lawyer can do for you. Never make statements to police or waive your fifth amendment right to remain silent. This will increase your odds of success.  Read about Indecent Exposure vs. Public Indecency.

When is Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, Charged in Colorado?

On any given day, men and women in Denver are charged with Indecent Exposure for conduct which was not designed or intended to violate our laws. As criminal defense attorneys, we often hear of this crime when men are found masturbating in private and someone unexpectedly shows up to witness this conduct. We have also seen Indecent Exposure charged when someone is sunbathing in the nude, streaking, or fulfilling a dare. Each of these cases lacks the statutory requirement of intent. Intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of the actor mush be present to be convicted.  Read about a real life Indecent Exposure one of our defense lawyers handled in Colorado.

Denver Area Indecent Exposure - A Cry for Help, C.R.S. 18-7-302

When a person commits the crime of Indecent Exposure in Jefferson County, C.R.S. 18-7-302, could it be they are crying for help? Maybe they are just expressing themselves? What you read below will surprise you. Unfortunately, in our state the knee-jerk reaction of our government is to thoughtlessly impose permanent public shame and punishment on someone for revealing their private life.

Indecent Exposure Attorney for Douglas County, C.R.S. 18-7-302

Indecent exposure is a sexual based offense where a person either exposes his / her genitals in a manner which causes alarm to another and the act is committed for the sexual gratification of any person. Another way is where a person performs masturbation and another person sees it, and the act is likely to cause alarm to the other person. An honest criminal defense attorney will help you fight these charges in places like Arapahoe, Douglas, and Denver County. When someone is convicted of Indecent Exposure in Colorado, they will have to register as a Sex Offender for a minimum of five years once their case is completed; the case is over once the entire sentence is completed. This means that a person is eligible to petition the court where their conviction occurred after five years. That five year period begins when they are released from jail or probation.

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child - The Punishment Does not Fit the Crime

penalty.jpgParts of this felony sexual crime sound nearly identical to Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, a class one misdemeanor. Under Indecent Exposure law, the knowing exposure of one's genitals to another (including to children), is prohibited. In the class four felony charge of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, one subsection criminalizes any invitation to a child to view the actor's intimate parts via a phone or computer network. Here, police will charge you with this felony if you send a picture of your intimate parts to a child under fifteen.

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