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CO Springs Police Station the Wrong Place to Take Off Your Clothes

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Sep 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A police station is the wrong place to take off your clothes. But one man did. Learn more in our blog.
Taking your clothes off in public is generally a bad idea. If someone sees you, you most likely will be charged with Public Indecency or Indecent Exposure in Arapahoe, Jefferson, or Denver County. But, taking your clothes off and running around a police station? That will definitely end with criminal charges. Believe it or not, this happened just last week in Colorado Springs. Let's take a look at this situation and try to find some possible motives for such a stunt.

Stripping Naked at the Police Station?

According to the bizarre news report, a man walked into the police station in Colorado Springs, and exposed himself. He wasn't there for any reason other than to strip down in front of the officers. He fled, and they found him running naked through the streets. He was arrested, and has been charged with Indecent Exposure in El Paso County. According to the police, this isn't an unusual occurrence. Cops often carry around extra blankets and sets of clothing, because apparently, dealing with nudity is common in an officer's daily life. This is because they encounter people who are struggling with drug addiction or alcohol abuse. Intoxication is a common reason behind a person exposing themselves in public. When a person is drunk, they don't think logically, and make decisions which can affect their future. Indecent Exposure is a sex offense, which has more serious consequences than a regular crime. Let's take a look at it to see what I mean.

What is Indecent Exposure in Colorado?

Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302, is a sex offense in Adams, Douglas, and Garfield County. This means a person convicted of this crime will be required to register as a sex offender, and complete sex offender treatment. This treatment is overseen by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), which is harsh and unyielding when it comes to sex offenders. Indecent Exposure is charged whenever a person exposes their genitals in public, with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desire and shock or alarm.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Indecent Exposure Charges

Indecent Exposure is very similar to the crime of Public Indecency. But, the consequences are vastly different. Public Indecency is not a sex offense – which means you wouldn't be required to register as a sex offender or undergo treatment.  A skilled criminal defense lawyer will know which elements to focus on to work out a favorable plea deal for Public Indecency. Many of our clients avoid sex offender registration and treatment after we fight in their case. Don't stand alone in front of a judge with the possibility of being a sex offender on the line. Don't let a night of drinking and bad decisions ruin your chance at a better future. Work with one of the best lawyers at our firm who will be your advocate in court. We fight to win.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with Indecent Exposure like the man exposing himself at the El Paso County, Colorado Springs police station, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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