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Indecent Exposure: Prison Time for Multiple Offenses

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jan 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prison time is possible for multiple offenses of Indecent Exposure in Colorado.
Indecent Exposure is usually a class 1 misdemeanor in Denver, Arapahoe, and Douglas County. But, when a person receives multiple convictions of this offense, it escalates to a class 6 felony. One man in Grand County Colorado has had multiple indecent exposure convictions – he has been charged with a felony sex offense and could face up to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Indecent Exposure: When It Is Charged

Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302 is charged in Adams, Jefferson and Larimer County when a person “knowingly” exposes their genitals to another person when this action is likely to cause affront or alarm and the intent is to arouse or satisfy sexual desire. It is also charged when a person masturbates in view of another person when the action is likely to cause affront or alarm. This offense is similar to Public Indecency – C.R.S. 18-7-301. Public Indecency is charged when a person exposes themselves in public. Read a post about the minute differences between Public Indecency and Indecent Exposure.

The Difference in the Sentence: Felony vs. Misdemeanor

The difference between misdemeanor and felony indecent exposure is enormous. A conviction of the misdemeanor results in possible jail time for up to 18 months in a county jail. If a person is convicted of felony indecent exposure, they could face up to 18 months in prison and parole. Regardless of the severity of the sentence, a person who is convicted will be required to register as a sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment overseen by the harsh Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). Registration is extremely limiting to a person's life. In some cases, sex offenders are completely banned from living in certain cities.

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Lawyer

If you are charged with Indecent Exposure, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are convicted of this sex offense, you will have to register as a sex offender and go through the harsh treatment of the SOMB. There are many rules and restrictions surrounding registration. A conviction of a sex offense is also difficult to overcome in the future. It could be difficult to find a job or housing. Don't go to court alone. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options and create a strong plan of defense.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Indecent Exposure by Denver, Centennial, or Ken Caryl police, 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, 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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