The state of Colorado has strict laws prohibiting open nudity and the act of indecently exposing oneself in a sexual manner in a public setting. Legally known as “indecent exposure” under Colorado Revised Statutes Sections 18-7-302, this act can carry harsh criminal consequences upon conviction and inflict permanent damage to a person’s reputation.
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What Is “Indecent Exposure?”
In Colorado, 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: 1. 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, or;
- 2. 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.
- Indecent exposure is a class 1 misdemeanor under normal circumstances, carrying anywhere between 6 to 18 months in jail and fines ranging from $500 to $5,000 upon conviction.
- If a person has two prior convictions of indecent exposure, however, a third or subsequent charge may be escalated to a class 6 felony, carrying at minimum a one-year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.
- If aggravated, penalties may increase up to 18 months in jail and up to a staggering $100,000 fine. To make matters worse, certain indecent exposure convictions can require a person to register as a sex offender, placing considerable restrictions on where they may work and live.
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Being accused of any sex crime is a serious matter that can inflict lasting damage upon conviction. Our Denver sex crime attorneys can identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s evidence and work towards getting an outcome that does not include jail time and registration as a sex offender. Protecting your future is our top priority, and we are prepared to work hard to protect it.