Indecent Exposure under Colorado law, is a sexual based offense where either (1) a person exposes his / her genitals in a manner that causes alarm to another or with the intent of sexual gratification of any person or (2) a person performs an act of masturbation where another person views the act, and the act is likely to cause alarm to the other person, C.R.S. 18-7-302. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will help you fight these charges in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Adams County. Remember: a person convicted of Indecent Exposure will be forced to register as a Sex Offender for a minimum of five years following the conclusion of their case. After five years, they can then try to Deregister as a Sex Offender.
Sex Offender Registration and Penalties
The registration process is difficult and costly. If convicted of Indecent Exposure in Denver, Broomfield, and Jefferson County, the minimum time a person will be required to register does not begin until after they are completely done with their case. Completely done with a case means that either a jail sentence is over or probation has been completed successfully. The maximum amount of jail time someone can receive for the charge of masturbating in public is 18 months. A probation sentence could be much longer. In El Paso, Larimer, and Weld County, the Judge will decide how long your probation or jail sentence will be with a conviction of this sex offense.
Jail and probation may not be the worst experience you have to deal with. If convicted of Indecent Exposure, you could be forced to refrain from contacting your children, change jobs, move homes, or, in some cases, move into a different city. The court and probation department will be able to force you to do these things if they feel that it is in society’s best interest. Your rights on probation are lost to the will of the bureaucracy.
How We Can Help
Many people ask how a criminal defense attorney can help with a sex crime like Indecent Exposure. A lawyer will help you challenge the government’s evidence. We fight against city and district attorneys in Lakewood, Aurora, and Thornton to get you the best possible result. We interview key witnesses, review all the evidence, and use experts in various fields to ensure your innocence is proven.
When facing charges of Indecent Exposure in Colorado, be sure to hire an attorney who will fight hard for your case. So, if you’ve been charged with a crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us for a free consultation at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.