According to the news, a man was arrested after allegedly walking naked through an airport. He tried buying a plane ticket before he was escorted by police to his car. If you've been accused of Public Indecency in Denver, Montezuma County or any other county of Colorado, contact our Public Indecency lawyers today.
Public Indecency in Douglas County, Colorado
Public Indecency, C.R.S. 18-7-301, can be charged in Douglas County, Arapahoe County and every other county in Colorado in many ways. As it pertains to the news story, one way it can be charged is if someone knowingly exposes their genitals to the view of a person under circumstances where the conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person. They must expose themselves in a public place. Because the man in the news story allegedly walked through an airport naked, he was exposing his genitals to the view of others in public, likely causing affront or alarm. If he was exposing his genitals to the view of others to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of another person, he could be charged with a more serious sex offense of Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302.
Public Indecency Charged as Petty Offense or Misdemeanor in Jefferson County, Colorado
Public Indecency can be a class 1 petty offense or class 1 misdemeanor in Colorado.
In Jefferson County, Adams County and every other county in Colorado, Public Indecency is a class 1 petty offense, punishable by a $500 fine and up to 6 months in the Jefferson County Jail. However, Public Indecency is a class 1 misdemeanor if someone committed a second (or more) offense of knowingly exposing their genitals to the view of others in public, when their conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm. A class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by a 6 to 18 month county jail sentence in Colorado and possible fines. If you've been charged or arrested for Public Indecency anywhere in Colorado, act quickly and consult a criminal defense lawyer right away. More serious consequences can arise if you are convicted of Public Indecency more than once in Colorado. Contact our office today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future and reputation.Request a Free Consultation