What is Indecent Exposure?
Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302, is charged whenever a person exposes their genitals to another person, for the purpose of sexual arousal or desire. To be more specific, you will be charged if you:
- Knowingly expose your genitals in a way which is likely to cause alarm or affront to another person, and with the intent to “arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person,” or
- Knowingly masturbate in a way in which your act is exposed to another person, when it is likely they will feel alarmed or affronted.
In court, we examine these offense elements and whether the DA will be able to meet their burden of proof.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”60%”]We examine the evidence in our client's cases to determine whether the DA will be able to meet their burden of proof.[/pullquote]
Charged with Indecent Exposure for Streaking
As I mentioned above, one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, Nikea Bland, recently defended a man in court who was charged with Indecent Exposure. He had streaked across a soccer field after a bet with his friends. Nikea was able to get the sexual offense charges changed, because he wasn't running naked through the field for a sexual purpose – he was doing it as the result of a bet, to be funny. This is why it is wise to work with an attorney who understands the criminal justice system in Arapahoe, Adams, or Jefferson County. Our criminal defense lawyers know how District Attorneys and judges think – we know what they're looking for and are able to work out favorable plea deals or get cases dismissed altogether. If Nikea's client hadn't hired an attorney, he likely would have plead guilty to avoid jail time. And, even though Indecent Exposure is a misdemeanor crime (for a first time offense), it is a sex offense in Saguache County and across Colorado. If you are convicted of this crime, you will be required to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment. Don't stand alone in court – protect your future by contacting a skilled criminal defense lawyer.Request a Free Consultation