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You are being charged with breaching someone’s privacy if you have a citation for penal code 647(j) PC. Someone has accused you of violating one of the most precious elements that human beings have. You will want to consult with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to discuss case specifics. You can contact our firm and have your case evaluated so you do not lose your freedom and become subject to other losses. Our firm has a team of seasoned experienced attorneys that know what it means to win.
The Definition of Invasion of Privacy
Invasion of privacy is a criminal activity that involves spying on someone without his or her knowledge. The motive for the spying activity may have a sexual overtone to it. The offender may also want to see what the person looks like in a compromising position. Alternatively, the offender may want to just record or notate the individual’s activity for DIY legal purposes. The offender commits the act of invasion of privacy by peeping through a hole at the victim or setting up a recording device to watch the person.
Examples of Invasion of Privacy
An offender can invade someone’s privacy in a number of ways. One way that an invader can invade someone’s privacy is by hiding a minute camera in a dressing room, public bathroom, motel room, school bathroom or something similar. Another way that a person can violate someone’s privacy is by watching that person through binoculars, telescopes, cell phone cameras or some other devices. The activities are crimes because the offender does obtain the victim’s permission. The victim is unaware that he or she is being watched.
Penalties for Invasion of Privacy
The reason that the penalty for invasion of privacy is so high is that it causes the victim emotional pain and discomfort. The victim’s body is often exposed in such incidents, and that causes the person distress. Invasion of privacy is a misdemeanor violation that carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Subsequent offenders have to pay larger fines of up to $2,000. Furthermore, the convicted “peeping Tom” has to suffer from a tarnished reputation, possible loss of job and breach of trust amongst friends and family members.
Why You Need an Attorney ASAP
You need an attorney to protect your integrity and your reputation if you have been accused of invasion of privacy. You must schedule a consultation so that you can explain all of the case specifics to your prospective attorney. That person can then tell you whether or not you can escape the charge. Our goal is to have your case completely dismissed from the courts because of a procedural error or mistake. If we cannot get you set free that way, then we will attack the case with a strong defense. We can work with you to prove your innocence.
Reliable Representation You Can Trust
Our firm is a top criminal defense firm in Los Angeles. We can help you with your case if you reach out to us today. All you need to do is contact us either by short form or phone call. We can start your case evaluation and set some defensive strategies in motion. Do not try to attempt to face a judge by yourself, even if you think you have a strong argument. Allow the professionals to step in and clean up the case with their suave expertise. You will be glad that you allowed us to oblige.