– Video voyeurism makes it illegal to secretly use an imaging device to view, broadcast, or record another without their consent when they are dressing, undressing, or otherwise exposing their body when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. This crime requires specific intent to commit the crime for amusement, entertainment, sexual arousal, gratification, or profit, or for the purpose of degrading or abusing another person. This crime is most often associated with hidden cameras or concealed use of cell phone cameras.
– The law has several different levels of punishment depending on the facts of the case. Generally speaking, anyone under the age of 19 who is convicted of video voyeurism commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. A first degree misdemeanor exposes the accused to up to 1 year in jail, 1 year on probation, and a $1,000 fine. Anyone over the age of 19 convicted of video voyeurism commits a felony of the third degree, which is punishably by up to 5 years in prison, 5 years on probation, and a $5,000 fine.
– If you or someone you know has been accused of video voyeurism, please immediately call the lawyers at Lindsey & Ferry, P.A. Video voyeurism allegations are extremely serious and should only be defended by the best of attorneys. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients accused of video voyeurism and are committed to defending your case.