Is Making Sweet Love In Your Car Illegal in Montana?
Have you ever been with that special someone and thought about having a little fun in your car? Well, you might want to think twice.
We've gone deep on some interesting Montana laws that range from open containers to some weird Montana rules. Montana has enacted so many laws over its history that many locals and new residents might not know what is legal and illegal. That's why we're here to help.
With Valentine's Day coming up in a few weeks, some folks might want to get the party started before they get home or back to a hotel room. So we thought we would consider whether making sweet love in your vehicle is illegal. In some states, it's not an issue, but what about Montana? Here's what we found.
Montana has a whole section of laws dealing with Prohibited Consensual Sexual Activity Laws. If you get caught making love in your vehicle, that crime falls under Montana code 45-5-504, which states:
- Knowingly or purposely exposes their genitals under circumstances in which the person knows the conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm,
- Exposes themselves in such a way in order to either abuse, humiliate, harass, or degrade another, or
- Exposes themselves in order to arouse or gratify the person's own sexual response or desire or the sexual response or desire of any person.
If you make whoopee in your car and get caught by the police, you violate two of the three laws above. The penalty for this crime is a fine not to exceed $500 or to be imprisoned in a country jail for no more than six months or both punishments.
That might not seem like a massive punishment, but if you commit Indecent Exposure, you could have to be registered as a sex offender. The crime depends on who commits it and what the city or county wants to charge you.
So if you're with someone special and things are getting hot and heavy in the car, you should probably shut it down and wait until you get home. You don't want to get arrested and have to explain that one to family and friends.