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THE OREGON CRIMINAL LAW GUIDE

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"I defend people facing public and private indecency charges in the State of Oregon."

OREGON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INDECENCY LAWS

   ORS 163.465 Public indecency. (1) A person commits the crime of public indecency if while in, or in view of, a public place the person performs:

   (a) An act of sexual intercourse;

   (b) An act of deviate sexual intercourse; or

   (c) An act of exposing the genitals of the person with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of the person or another person.

   (2)(a) Public indecency is a Class A misdemeanor.

   (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, public indecency is a Class C felony if the person has a prior conviction for public indecency or a crime described in ORS 163.355 to 163.445 or for a crime in another jurisdiction that, if committed in this state, would constitute public indecency or a crime described in ORS 163.355 to 163.445. [1971 c.743 §120; 1999 c.962 §1; 2005 c.434 §1]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail Often
Prison Rarely

   ORS 163.466 Classification of felony public indecency. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall classify felony public indecency as a person felony and crime category 6 of the sentencing guidelines grid of the commission. [1999 c.962 §3]

   ORS 163.467 Private indecency. (1) A person commits the crime of private indecency if the person exposes the genitals of the person with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of the person or another person and:

   (a) The person is in a place where another person has a reasonable expectation of privacy;

   (b) The person is in view of the other person;

   (c) The exposure reasonably would be expected to alarm or annoy the other person; and

   (d) The person knows that the other person did not consent to the exposure.

   (2) Private indecency is a Class A misdemeanor.

   (3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person who commits the act described in subsection (1) of this section if the person cohabits with and is involved in a sexually intimate relationship with the other person.

   (4) For purposes of this section, “place where another person has a reasonable expectation of privacy” includes, but is not limited to, residences, yards of residences, working areas and offices. [1999 c.869 §2]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Usually
Jail Sometimes

David N Lesh
Oregon Defense Lawyer
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503.546.2928
434 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR  97209


TIP:  Public indecency is usually a misdemeanor unless you have certain prior convictions.

 


 

 

David Lesh Mini Biography

Oregon attorney since 1990;

Former prosecutor (5 years);

Former lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau (3+ years);

Sought after criminal defense attorney (11+ years).