Public Sexual Indecency Gilbert

Public sexual indecency is when a person has voluntary sex or sexual contact, and another person is around who may be offended. This includes oral sex, intercourse, and any sexual touching. The law also includes situations where a person has sex with an animal while another person is present.

Public sexual indecency to a minor is where a person engages in the same sort of sexual activity, but without a care as to whether a child 15 years or younger is around.


Public sexual indecency is generally a class 1 misdemeanor, meaning a person convicted of the crime could spend up to 6 months in jail and could be fined up to $2,500. Public sexual indecency to a minor is a class 5 felony punishable by up to 2.5 years in prison and fines up to $150,000. For those convicted of felony public sexual indecency who already have at least 2 other felony public sexual indecency and/or indecent exposure convictions under their belt, the crime is punishable by 6 to 15 years in prison.

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