Have You Been Charged With Public Indecency?
In Colorado any number of acts which may seem victimless can be classified and charged as public indecency. These charges can be very serious and can even be committed without your intent.
What is Public Indecency
Public indecency is when a person, in a public place in view of others, has sexual intercourse, exposes body parts in a lewd manner, lewdly fondles or caresses another person, or knowingly exposes body parts to another person in a way likely to alarm or offend the other person. Public indecency is similar to indecent exposure. Indecent exposure is when a person knowingly exposes body parts in view of another person in a way that is likely to alarm or offend the other person with the intent to arouse anyone.
Public indecency and indecent exposure are often charged in instances where the accused had no intent of offending another person. For example, public indecency and indecent exposure can be charged in instances of public urination, making out and fondling in public, or smacking a friend’s backside.