Could I be arrested?

  • FRE0

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    Just a few minutes ago, I was in my back yard nude, doing some weeding. When I heard something, I looked up and saw that my neighbor was on his roof working on his evaporative cooler. Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Do I have to worry about being arrested?

    Should I call my attorney to be prepared?
  • BmwKid92

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    he problly thinks your weird is all... goosfrobbaa
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    Sep 06, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Nah you should be okay. If your neighbor was offended then chances are he will talk to you one on one. When I get my own house one day I'm going to jump rope, garden, do cartwheels, dance, and whatever the heck I want naked! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    No intent on your part to shock, arouse, or offend, so no harm, no foul IMHO.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 06, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidYes...I'm sending a cop to your address right now. icon_twisted.gif

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    If THAT'S the cop, I can hardly wait!
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    Sep 06, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    ROTFL.. Nude weeding at 8:pm..?? On a Wednesday..?? In Albuquerque??
    ..You just became the most popular guy on the block !
    I would love it ..if you were my neighbor..OMG !! icon_biggrin.gif

    .. I'm thinking it was embarrasing enough for both of you that there is a good chance nothing will come of this..Well except a title as..Freaky.. icon_cool.gif

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  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 06, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    doubtful -did he take your picture???
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 06, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    If your back yard is private property and is not visible to others, it could be a considered an extension of your home, where being naked is obviously not a crime.

    Your attorney would tell you to calm the eff down.
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    Sep 06, 2012 11:49 AM GMT
    No. But he might think your wacko lol jk icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidNah you should be okay. If your neighbor was offended then chances are he will talk to you one on one. When I get my own house one day I'm going to jump rope, garden, do cartwheels, dance, and whatever the heck I want naked! icon_lol.gif


    I am jealous of your future neighbours !!
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 06, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    I wouldn't be unduly concerned. Not sure what kind of relationship you have with your neighbor, but even if he called the police, a case could be made that you were in the privacy of your backyard and your neighbor violated that privacy with the roof work.

    You might get looks from the neighbor, but I'd go on about my business.
    Should the police be called, I'd be prepared to discuss the matter... my guess you'd probably just get a warning.
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI wouldn't be unduly concerned. Not sure what kind of relationship you have with your neighbor, but even if he called the police, a case could be made that you were in the privacy of your backyard and your neighbor violated that privacy with the roof work.

    You might get looks from the neighbor, but I'd go on about my business.
    Should the police be called, I'd be prepared to discuss the matter... my guess you'd probably just get a warning.

    Motivation to do things I have kept myself from doing otherwise... haha.
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    Cop: Were you naked in your backyard?
    OP: Nah man
    Cop: Ok
  • Montague

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    Anocxu said
    Ckfeezy saidCop: Were you naked in your backyard?
    OP: Nah man
    Cop: Ok


    The worst thing you can do is lie to a cop !
    They think if you lie you are hiding not one but many things...
    ..People wonder why they get searched and sniffed out by drug dogs when they get pulled over..Cops think.. one lie..many cover-ups !


    You don't lie to them..you tell them what you want them to hear. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    Anocxu said
    Ckfeezy saidCop: Were you naked in your backyard?
    OP: Nah man
    Cop: Ok


    The worst thing you can do is lie to a cop !
    They think if you lie you are hiding not one but many things...
    ..People wonder why they get searched and sniffed out by drug dogs when they get pulled over..Cops think.. one lie..many cover-ups !


    What I'm trying to show is it's not a big deal. Someone would have to call up the police and tell them to come to your house to see if you were naked in your own closed fence backyard with no sufficient evidence.
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    Sep 06, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    As long as you were weeding and not doing weed.
  • jimjock

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    The issue: You exposed yourself
    The crux of the issue: Was it your intention, did you behave with the intent, or did you have the expectation that you would not be seen?

    The difference between a flasher or someone seen through a window is the best example.

    Local ordinances can be found on http://www.municode.com

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidJust a few minutes ago, I was in my back yard nude, doing some weeding. When I heard something, I looked up and saw that my neighbor was on his roof working on his evaporative cooler. Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Do I have to worry about being arrested?

    Should I call my attorney to be prepared?

    Why...why were you outside totally naked?
  • str8hardbody9

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidJust a few minutes ago, I was in my back yard nude, doing some weeding. When I heard something, I looked up and saw that my neighbor was on his roof working on his evaporative cooler. Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Do I have to worry about being arrested?

    Should I call my attorney to be prepared?


    NO it's your own property. I do some naked gardening as well. If is in the roof doing his cooler mind his own business. You are not doing any lewd conduct. No worries.
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    Sep 06, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    My attorney would strenuously advise you NOT to open your door when / if any cop comes knocking. You have NOTHING to say. (If the cop had a warrant, he would be coming in and you'd still have NOTHING to say. You'd call your attorney to meet you at the station). But there is not going to be any warrant in your case. Seriously: Do not open the door to a cop. Trying to explain your side of a situation to a cop can be a very foolish thing. My attorney said he makes a fortune getting people out of trouble when they've tried to talk their way out of a situation - to a cop or detective.

    My cousin is a judge, and he said it is normal for people to feel that a cop is a nice, neutral, bright guy - who - when he hears the story, will understand, and everything will be alright. This could go badly for you. The cop comes out to hear a complaint, and decides quickly who is the good guy - and who is the bad guy. The complainant is who the cop hears first. You - the defendant are already in second position. If the cop has already decided the complainant is the "good guy" then nothing you say will be of any use. The cop will actually use anything you say to work the case against you. He may even decide to cuff you and arrest you for being belligerent. My cousin warns that the cops are not usually nice, neutral, bright guys. He warns that many cops took that job because they couldn't do anything else. Not all - - just most - - he said.

    The advice from my attorney and my cousin (the judge) is to NOT open your door. Even if the cop knows or thinks you're home - - - stay away from the door and windows. He cannot hurt you without a warrant. He CAN hurt you if he doesn't like your story. You do not want to answer his questions. You have nothing to say. Remembering this will save you a fortune in legal fees, and maybe a night in jail. People do not have to talk to the police.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    FRE0 said Unless people are on their roofs, which is uncommon, no one can see into my back yard.

    Maybe your neighbor is worried that you may call the cops on him for spying on you and invading your privacy.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    If he has kids and is a jerk he can have you arrested I think. Urinating in public where there are kids can get you a sexual predator title on Megans Law for indecent exposure. But it sounds like it is just an adult viewing only.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    You have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in your enclosed back yard. If you were not being intentionally lewd, then you have nothing to fear, aside from a little embarrassment. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    What is funny is, if your neighbor started jacking off on the roof to the sight of you naked, YOU would have probable cause to have HIM arrested! icon_lol.gif
  • unicoman1

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    Sep 06, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Oh put some clothes on damnit.....You'll get yer wee-wee stung!