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Denver Indecent Exposure Lawyer: Indecent Exposure Definition and How Charged

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indecent Exposure Definition in Colorado

Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, is charged in Denver, Arapahoe County and every other county of Colorado if someone knowingly exposes their genitals to the view of another person under circumstances where the conduct can cause affront or alarm. This must be done with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person. Indecent Exposure can also be charged if a person knowingly performs an act of masturbation in front of any person, likely causing affront or alarm. Not only can Indecent Exposure be charged as a class 1 misdemeanor or a class 6 felony, but it can also lead to the requirement for sex offender registration and treatment. If you've been accused or charged with Indecent Exposure anywhere in Colorado, contact a top Indecent Exposure lawyer immediately. Let's continue reading about the Indecent Exposure definition in Colorado.

Indecent Exposure Charged in Douglas County, Even Without Sexual Intent

In Douglas, El Paso County and across Colorado, Indecent Exposure is often charged when someone had no sexual intent. For instance, take the situation of a teenager who takes a dare to run naked across a field during a sports event. Or, perhaps someone is caught urinating in public. In many cases, police are eager to make an arrest and without a strong defense, a defendant's future is on the line. Protect yourself from these overly eager police officers.

Attorney for Indecent Exposure Role in Adams County, Colorado

In Adams and Jefferson County, an Indecent Exposure lawyer's role in your case is imperative. A criminal defense attorney can point out weaknesses in the prosecutor's case against you – whether to a judge or jury. It is the prosecutor's job to prove every element of the Indecent Exposure statute for a conviction. However, if you [pullquote align=”left” textalign=”left” width=”35%”]The prosecutor must prove every element of the Indecent Exposure statute.[/pullquote]have exposed yourself (such as during a streaking episode) without intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person, it would be tough for the prosecution to prove you committed an act of Indecent Exposure. If a criminal defense attorney can prove you had no sexual intent, your case can become a non-sexual offense case. An expert attorney can also present circumstantial evidence in court, including any witness testimonies. If you've been accused or arrested for Indecent Exposure in Colorado, involve a top Indecent Exposure lawyer as early in your case as possible. You need an advocate to protect your rights and keep your name off of the sex offender registry list. No one wants to be labeled a  sex offender.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Indecent Exposure in the Denver area, contact a top criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today for a free consultation at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. 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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