Voyeurism Lawyer in Phoenix
Understanding Voyeurism & "Peeping Tom" Crimes
Odds are you have heard of the term “Peeping Tom.” This comes from the legend of Lady Godiva regarding the character who watched Godiva riding while nude. In modern terms, this is referred to as a voyeur, or someone who gains pleasure (especially sexual) from watching others in secret.
This is voyeurism, an act that is illegal under A.R.S. 13-1424. Our Phoenix voyeurism attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC want our clients to fully understand the charge of voyeurism and what it means.
A person commits voyeurism when he or she:
- Knowingly invades another person’s privacy without their knowledge or approval for sexual stimulation purposes
- Displays or distributes video or photos knowingly produced while violating someone else’s privacy without the other person’s knowledge or approval
- Films or photographs another person without he or she knowing or having an expectation that he or she will be photographed or videotaped
- Invades another person’s privacy to film or photograph this individual while he or she is nude or engaging in a sexual act
To schedule your free consultation, call (602) 428-7104.
Available Defenses to Voyeurism Charges
It is important for individuals charged with voyeurism to understand their rights and know what defenses may be available to them. Our team takes the time to gather the full details of your case so we can determine if the prosecution has a case or not. We have former prosecutors on our staff so we know what to look for and what can be used on your behalf to defend your rights and future.
The following defenses may be used in your case:
- The photographing or videotaping was used for the purposes of security and notices are posted in a clear manner at the location. The location must also have reasonable expectation of privacy.
- The photographing or videotaping was used in a correctional facility for investigation reasons.
- The photographing or videotaping was used by law enforcement in an investigation.
- The photographing or videotaping was by a baby monitor.
MayesTelles PLLC – The Name You Can Trust
Voyeurism is a class 5 felony unless the person in the photos or videos is recognizable, in which case it becomes a class 4 felony. MayesTelles PLLC is dedicated to defending your rights from negotiations to trial in order to help you obtain the favorable results you desire. We make it a point to keep you up to date regarding the status of your case so we can make educated decisions together. If you are charged with voyeurism, put your trust in our team to help you walk away from this and move forward in a positive manner.
Call (602) 428-7104 to get started on your defense.