Public Indecency Charges in Denver (C.R.S. 18-7-301)
Police in Adams, Douglas, and Denver County constantly charge people with Public Indecency. Have you ever had sex in a public place? Have you ever exposed your penis to pee while on a hike in the forests? Have you ever grabbed your wife’s butt while shopping at the mall? If you answered any of these questions with a yes and you have never been charged with Public Indecency(read more), count yourself as one of the lucky few. We see cases like these all the time.
What is Public Indecency?
Public Indecency in Colorado is a crime that is primarily sexual in nature. The Police in Jefferson, Broomfield, and Arapahoe County will charge you with Public Indecency for many actions: (1) having sex in public, (2) exposing an intimate part of the body or the genitals, (3) and caressing or fondling your own body or someone else’s. Committing any of these acts in a place where others are likely to be able to view that act will have you facing a class 1 Petty Offense which has a maximum punishment of up to 6 months in jail and up to a $500.00 fine. If you have multiple convictions for exposing your penis, then you could be facing a class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum punishment of up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000.00 fine.
Do I have to register as a sex offender if I am convicted of Public Indecency?
The short answer is no. While Public Indecency is a crime that involves sexualized acts, the law does not require a person who is convicted of this crime to register as a sex offender. But, there are other severe punishments that can attach to a case like this.
How can I defend myself against a sex crime?
Sex crimes, like most of all other crimes, allow for a person to use affirmative defenses to fight against the government and the district attorney’s office in Elbert, Gilpin, and Clear Creek County. This could be that you had no other choice but to commit the act, someone was forcing you to commit the act, or even that the police entrapped you into committing the act. Each case is unique and needs the specific attention a criminal sexual crime deserves. You need to find and experienced sex crimes criminal defense attorney in the Denver area to fight for your rights and to defend you against the intrusive power of the government.
So, if you or a loved one have been charged with Public Indecency, be smart, and contact us at (303) 731.0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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