Photographing or videoing a person without their permission in a place where they can expect privacy is charged as Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Greeley and Weld County. Recently, there have been multiple reports that Airbnb vacationers are finding hidden cameras in bedrooms and bathrooms of the houses they are staying in. Once reported, police investigate and the homeowners are often arrested. If this had occurred at an Airbnb in Greeley, the homeowner would be facing Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification charges.
Weld County Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Definition
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 – is:
Because the cameras were put in private areas, like bedrooms and bathrooms – where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy – it is assumed that the videos were taken for the sexual gratification of the homeowner.
Sentence for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Greeley and Sterling
In Greeley, Sterling, and Fort Morgan, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a class 1 extraordinary risk misdemeanor, which is punishable by 6 to 24 months in the Weld County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. However, if the victim, or person photographed or observed, is under the age of fifteen, then it is charged as a class 6 extraordinary risk felony, punishable by 1 to 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Whether charged with the felony or misdemeanor, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a sex offense that will usually require a period of registering as a sex offender and sex offender treatment.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact Greeley’s best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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