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Lewd Acts Defense Lawyers in Denver

Lewd conduct is among the lesser sex offenses in Colorado. Even so, the charges filed for lewd conduct can still bring some serious penalties upon conviction. In fact, a conviction will result in the requirement to register as a sex offender in Colorado. That punishment alone can have lasting impacts on an individual’s reputation and future opportunities.

Whenever charges related to lewd conduct are filed against you, a strong defense and an experienced lawyer—like Denver Lewd Acts Defense Lawyer, James Colgan—can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. With more than 25 years’ experience in the justice system, Attorney James Colgan is exceptionally skilled at defending clients against the full range of sex offenses in Colorado, including lewd conduct and public indecency charges.

Call 303-990-0621 or email our firm for a free, confidential consultation 24/7.

Attorney James Colgan and his team are ready to fight for you and help you defend your rights at every step moving forward.

How Does Colorado Law Define Lewd Conduct?

Lewd conduct can be any act involving obscene sexual behavior or the exposure of intimate body parts in public or reasonably within public view. There are no specific charges for lewd acts in Colorado. Instead, lewd conduct can be met with a couple of different criminal charges, depending on the circumstances involved. Specifically, the charges filed for alleged lewd acts in Colorado can include:

  • Public indecency: These charges will usually come into play when there are allegations of sexual fondling, sexual acts, or urination in public.
  • Indecent exposure: Knowingly exposing one’s intimate body parts to another with the intent of sexual gratification can result in indecent exposure charges.

What Are the Charges & Penalties for Lewd Acts in Colorado?

The table below shows the severity of the charges, along with the associated penalties, for the various charges that can be filed for lewd conduct in Colorado.

Lewd Conduct Charge Type of Charges Jail or Prison Fines
Public Indecency Class 1 petty offense Up to 6 mos. Up to $500
Indecent Exposure
(1st or 2nd conviction)
Class 1 misdemeanor Up to 18 mos. (jail) Up to $5,000
Indecent Exposure
(3rd or subsequent conviction)
Class 6 Felony Up to 18 mos. (prison) Up to $100,000

How Can I Defend Myself Against Lewd Conduct Charges in Denver?

The nature of the charges, as well as the circumstances and evidence related to your case, will impact what defense strategies may best serve you. Generally, some common ways to fight allegations of lewd conduct can include arguing that:

  • The accusations are false.
  • The incident occurred while the defendant was alone, so it was victimless.
  • The exposure happened accidentally and was not intentional.
  • The defendant was a breastfeeding mother in a place where she was entitled to be.
  • The defendant has been wrongly identified as the alleged perpetrator.

Choose a Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer with a Record of Success: Contact the Law Office of James Colgan, LLC

There can be many ways to stand up to lewd conduct charges. Denver Sex Crimes Defense Attorney James Colgan is ready to help you figure out what your best options are if you have been accused of lewd conduct.

The reality is that you can face lasting penalties if you are convicted of indecent exposure and/or public indecency in Colorado. With Attorney James Colgan in your corner, you can be confident that you have a strong, persuasive defense when it’s time to protect your rights, go to court, and fight the charges against you.

Call 303-990-0621 or email our firm for a free, confidential consultation 24/7.

Tireless and trial-tested, Attorney James Colgan not only meticulously prepares cases, but he’s also known as a “pit bull in the courtroom.” Backed by deep knowledge of the law, he is the lawyer you can count on for superior, strategic defense representation for all types of misdemeanor and felony sex crimes in Colorado.

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