Performing a sex act in a public place is charged as Public Indecency in Greeley and Weld County. A man was recently charged with this crime after meeting with a known prostitute and having sex in a parking lot outside of the car. The encounter was caught on surveillance video. While the officers would have had to have proof that money was exchanged in order to charge the woman with Prostitution or to give the man an additional charge of Soliciting for Prostitution or Patronizing a Prostitute, the sex act in public view made the Public Indecency charge a no-brainer.
Weld County Public Indecency Lawyer: Definition of Public Indecency in Morgan County
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Public Indecency – C.R.S. 18-7-301 – is:
(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.
Based on the information provided in the article, the man would be facing Public Indecency under part (a) – an act of sexual intercourse.
Sentence for Public Indecency in Greeley and Sterling
Public Indecency is a class 1 petty offense, which is punishable by up to 6 months in the Weld County Jail and $500 in fines. However, if it is a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of part (e) or a comparable municipal offense or offense in another state, then it is a class 1 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent offense may also require registration as a sex offender for a period of time.
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 970-616-6009 to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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