According to the news, a 35-year-old man allegedly exposed himself to a woman. He apparently stood next to a 24-year-old woman, exposed his genitals and made sexually explicit motions towards her. The man later turned himself into police and was arrested for Indecent Exposure. He also gave police his passport as identification and police contacted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. The ICE later determined the man was in the United States illegally. In Denver, Adams County and everywhere else in Colorado, the man could face charges of Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302. Additionally, if convicted, he could risk deportation from the United States.
Indecent Exposure Jefferson and Arapahoe County Lawyer | Exposing Your Genitals is Indecent Exposure
In Jefferson County, Arapahoe County and across Colorado, the definition of Indecent Exposure is:
“A person commits indecent exposure:
- If he or she knowingly exposes his or her genitals to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person;
- If he or she knowingly performs an act of masturbation in a manner which exposes the act to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person.”
Because the man allegedly exposed his genitals and made sexually explicit motions towards the woman, he could face charges of Indecent Exposure. Prosecutors would also have to prove his actions were done with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of the woman, himself or a third party. Indecent Exposure is a class 1 misdemeanor in Colorado. But, it can be a class 6 felony under more severe circumstances. It also requires sex offender treatment and sex offender registration upon a conviction. All of these consequences will greatly change your world.
Crimes of Moral Turpitude and Immigration Deportation for Criminal Convictions in Douglas County, Colorado
The man will likely face deportation for being in the United States illegally. However, even if the man was in the United States lawfully as a noncitizen, he could still risk deportation. Noncitizens of the United States risk deportation if convicted of an aggravated felony or crime of moral turpitude. An aggravated felony in Douglas County and across Colorado is any crime listed under 8 USC 1101(a)(43). A crime of moral turpitude includes a crime that is “inherently base, vile, or depraved, and contrary to accepted rules of morality.” Sexual offenses, DUI or DWAI crimes, or Domestic Violence crimes are among some of the most common criminal offenses considered crimes of moral turpitude. Though risks are high for deportation if facing charges as a noncitizen, there are circumstances where you may not automatically face deportation or removal, such as if you've been in the U.S. longer than five years. Always speak with an exceptional immigration attorney and criminal defense lawyer if facing any criminal charges as a noncitizen of the United States to see what your options are. We can refer you to one of the best immigration lawyers in Denver.
Charged with Indecent Exposure in Denver? Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer
If facing charges of Indecent Exposure in Denver, or if facing any charges for a crime as a United States noncitizen, call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office immediately. There are many crippling consequences upon a conviction of Indecent Exposure or of a crime as a noncitizen of the U.S. Involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer early on in your criminal case and protect your future and rights.Request a Free Consultation
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