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Question: Is Mooning someone Illegal?
In Arizona, “mooning” is classified as indecent exposure.
Under ARS § 13-1402, men or women commit an act of indecent exposure if they expose their genitals or anus, and women if they expose the areola or nipple of a breast. To be considered indecent exposure, another person must be present and there must be a reasonable determination that the person is offended or alarmed by the act (for example, it is unreasonable to think that someone would be alarmed by indecent exposure in a strip club, but reasonable if someone exposed themselves at the mall).
Indecent exposure is a class is a class 1 misdemeanor.
Indecent exposure to a person under the age of fifteen years is a class 6 felony. Jail time for a class 6 felony is a minimum of 6 months with a maximum of eighteen months.