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Denver Public Indecency Lawyer No Judgement Does Not Mean No Clothes

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exposing your genitals in public is charged as Public Indecency or Indecent Exposure depending on the intent behind the exposure. A man is facing charges for his public nakedness after deciding to strip down at the gym. According to the report, the man took the ‘Judgement Free Zone' slogan a little too far after he entered the gym, stripped his clothes off, and began to do yoga. The other gym members were not amused and the police were contacted. Upon arrival, the located the man in a yoga position, completely nude. He was arrested and charged with Public Indecency.

Adams County Public Indecency Attorney: Public Indecency in Jefferson County

The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Public Indecency – C.R.S. 18-7-301 – is:

(1) Any person who performs any of the following in a public place or where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by members of the public commits public indecency:

(a) An act of sexual intercourse; or

(c) A lewd exposure of an intimate part as defined by section 18-3-401 (2) of the body, not including the genitals, done with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person; or

(d) A lewd fondling or caress of the body of another person; or

(e) A knowing exposure of the person's genitals to the view of a person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person.

In the situation above, the man would be charged under subsection (e). If he has exposed himself for sexual gratification or for a sexual purpose, he would have been facing Indecent Exposure charges – which is a sex offense in Brighton and Golden.

Sentence for Public Indecency in Douglas and Arapahoe County

In Douglas and Arapahoe County, Public Indecency is a class 1 petty offense, which is punishable by up to 6 months in the Douglas County Jail and up to $500 in fines. If the man had a previous conviction of exposing himself and causing affront or alarm to another, then it would be a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail and a sex offender registration requirement.

If you or someone you love has been charged with Public Indecency, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 to schedule a free consultation. 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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