Voyeurism is when a person secretly watches and observes another person or their intimate areas, with lewd and lascivious intent, when that person is in their dwelling, structure, or another location that affords a reasonable expectation of privacy. The crime of voyeurism is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. However if you have been previously convicted of voyeurism your charge is enhanced and you maybe charged with a more serious third-degree felony. If you have been charged with voyeurism or any criminal offense hire an experienced Tampa voyeurism defense attorney explore any and all possible defenses you may have.Video Voyeurism
The definition of video voyeurism is when a person intentionally uses or installs an imaging device for their own profit, gratification, sexual arousal, entertainment, or amusement, to secretly record, view, or broadcast another person in a place with reasonable expectations of privacy. Obviously, this is without their knowledge or consent, with the objective to abuse or degrade them. A person who had been previously convicted of any violation maybe charged with a second-degree felony.Video Voyeurism Dissemination
Video voyeurism dissemination is when a person intentionally disseminates, transfers, or distributes an image to another person for the purpose of profit, gratification, sexual arousal, entertainment, or amusement in order to abuse or degrade another person. A person nineteen years of age or younger who is guilty of video voyeurism dissemination is charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. A person nineteen years of age or older is charged with a third degree felony. A person who had been previously convicted of any violation is charged with a second-degree felony. Our team at Pallegar Law, P.A. is a group of aggressive Tampa voyeurism defense attorneys who can help you fight voyeurism charges of any kind.Commercial Voyeurism Dissemination
Commercial voyeurism dissemination is when a person sells an image for consideration to another person or created the image in a lewd and lascivious manner to disseminate, transfer, or distribute it to another person for that person to sell the image. Pursuant to Florida law, a person nineteen years of age or younger who is guilty of commercial voyeurism dissemination is charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. A person nineteen years of age or older is charged with a third degree felony. A person who had been previously convicted of any violation is charged with a second-degree felony. A person who commits an offense in these sections who is eighteen years of age or older and is employed at a private school or voluntary prekindergarten education program, is responsible for the welfare of a child younger than the age of sixteen, or who is twenty-four years of age or older, is charged with a second degree felony.
These sections do not apply to a security system when a written notice has been posted stating that a video surveillance system was installed for the purpose of security, a law enforcement agency when they are conducting surveillance for a law enforcement purpose, any video surveillance device that is installed and has an obvious and clear presence, and any dissemination, transfer, or distribution or images by an electronic communication service provider or a remote computing service provider.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Sarasota hire an experienced Tampa voyeurism defense attorney by contacting Pallegar Law, P.A.. We are aggressive group of crime attorneys who can help you fight the charges and explore options available for your defense. Call Pallegar Law, P.A. at 941-893-5816.