You're in a parked car in Connecticut with "your person" and you just can't wait to get home.

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What would happen if the police caught you getting busy? Is it Illegal and what could the consequences be? This is one of those classic good/bad news situations. Let's start with the bad news.

Bad News

According to Allan F. Friedman, Criminal Attorney this is considered Public Indecency. In fact, his website uses an example on their website that sounds exactly like our scenario, it reads:

"A man and a woman are making out in a car parked on the side of the road. They start to engage in sexual intercourse in the backseat. A neighbor sees them and calls the police. The man and the woman could be convicted for public indecency in violation of C.G.S. § 53a-186 because they had sexual intercourse in a public place." 

Good News

The state has the burden of proof, here it is described by Friedman:

"In order to convict you for public indecency, the state has the burden of proving every element of the crime. Often people may be naked in public because they want to express themselves, participate in nude sunbathing, or other valid reasons that have nothing to do with sexual desires or arousal. The state has the burden to prove the accused acted to expose themselves with the purpose to arouse or satisfy sexual desire. Often this can be a hard burden to prove."

They need to PROVE the following:

  1. The accused performs an act of sexual intercourse in a public place; or
  2. With the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desire the accused lewdly exposes his body in a public place; or
  3. The actor lewdly fondles the body or another in a public place.

More Bad News

If they do prove you are guilty of public indecency you could be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor according to Justia Law.

Advocates Law Firm says: "The maximum penalties for conviction of a Class B misdemeanor in Connecticut state court are six months in jail and a fine of $1,000." 

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I guess freak at your own risk and if you are caught, hit up one of the lawyers listed above, they seem eager to get you off. You see what I did there?

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