INDECENT EXPOSURE IN COLORADO
Cases involving Colorado Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, in Arapahoe and Douglas County include both accidental and purposeful exposure. The court or jury will normally make factual findings as to whether the actions of a person are intentional or accidental. The elements of Colorado indecent exposure are that a defendant:
- Knowingly exposes his or her genitals to the view of any person
- Under circumstances likely to cause affront or alarm
- With the intent to arouse or satisfy a sexual desire
Within this definition, even something as innocent as public urination may be considered Indecent Exposure if there is a finding that the charged person did so with the intent that others see his or her genitals. This crime can be considered a Colorado sex offense. While Colorado Indecent Exposure is normally a Class 1 misdemeanor, prior convictions will result in it being charged as a Class 6 felony, which can result in a prison sentence.
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Colorado indecent exposure is closely related to Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301. However, there are important distinctions that can impact whether you will have to register as a sex offender or not. Questionable conduct includes:
- Public nudity such as sunbathing
- Dares from friends
- Consensual nude photography
- Accidental exposure due to “clothing malfunctions”
- Urination in public
Whether your Indecent Exposure took place in Denver, Adams, Jefferson, Larimer or another Colorado county, we’re there for you. Why let one mishap ruin potential employment opportunities or security clearances? At O’Malley and Sawyer, LLC we are prepared to challenge your charges head on with the District Attorney and Court. In some instances, we can arrange favorable plea agreements that include counseling instead of jail time. Most importantly, we want to ensure that you are not required to register as a sex offender. Sex Offender Registration can have serious implications in your life.
Charges for Indecent Exposure can come without warning. If you have been contacted by the police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.