Denver 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.
Examples of Indecent Exposure in Jefferson County and Across Colorado
Most often, we see this charge when a person carelessly reveals their genitals by wearing loose clothing in a public place, or no clothing in their home in view of a window. Police in Jefferson County like to charge Indecent exposure and let the district attorney and court sort out the truth of the charges. This avoids criticism against the police if they should complete an investigation and believe the accusation is untrue. With the high public attention to sex charges by the news media and public watchdogs, DAs are likewise reluctant to dismiss the case. This is seen as being unsupportive of victims or police. So, once a call is made to police, charges usually follow and, like a snowball, they get bigger and bigger out of fear. Read more about Indecent Exposure.
Public Indecency vs. Indecent Exposure in Arapahoe County – Little Differences Mean a Lot
An alternative to Indecent Exposure charges is Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301. While the two charges first appear very similar, minor differences are important. Both offenses require exposure of someone’s genitals to the view of another person, “where such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm.” Yet Indecent Exposure has the added element that the genital exposure occur with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person. Clearly, it is tough to decide whether the exposure is done with improper motives. A fine line exists for a jury to decide if the conduct merits one charge or the other. Most importantly, Public Indecency is not a sex offense which requires sex offender treatment and registration. Since these charges are so close, you must remain silent when police approach you. As they talk to you, they are looking for evidence of some sexual motive. They will fish to obtain statements related to establishing your sexual purpose – don’t take the bait!
Sentence and Penalty for Indecent Exposure Conviction in Douglas County
Our lawyers have been protecting men and women accused of Indecent Exposure in Douglas County for over forty years combined. Whether you are being accused in Parker, Castle Rock or any other place in Douglas County, we know how to fight for you. You deserve a Criminal Defense Lawyer who is concerned about you. A conviction for Indecent Exposure will result in Colorado’s harsh sex offender treatment and sex offender probation. You can be sentenced to up to 2 years in the Douglas County Jail. Don’t trust your life and future to a part-time defense lawyer. You need an attorney who knows criminal law well.
Exercise your constitutional rights and keep quiet when police ask you questions. Next, call our criminal defense attorneys at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.
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