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Voyeurism Arrest in Louisiana
Have you or your loved one been arrested for Voyeurism in Louisiana? If so, you have come to the right place. Our criminal defense law firm knows how to defend clients charged with Voyeurism. Our team of aggressive criminal defense attorneys has successfully defended many clients charged with Voyeurism and Video Voyeurism throughout different areas of Louisiana.
Voyeurism in Louisiana – La RS 14:283.1
Voyeurism is the viewing, observing, spying upon, or invading the privacy of a person by looking or using an unmanned aircraft system to look through the doors, windows, or other openings of a private residence without the consent of the victim who has a reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of the offender.
Penalties if Convicted of Voyeurism
Generally, anyone that is convicted of voyeurism could be facing the following:
- The first conviction may leave you paying a fine of up to $500 and/or 6 months in jail. The judge could order both punishments. This is a misdemeanor offense.
- Second or subsequent convictions may leave you paying a fine at most $2000, and you may get sent to prison for at most 1 year. This is a felony offense.
Video Voyeurism in Louisiana – La RS 14:283
Video Voyeurism more serious than regular Voyeurism. It is a felony offense on first conviction. It is any of the following:
(1) The use of any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device, or an unmanned aircraft system equipped with any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device, for the purpose of observing, viewing, photographing, filming, or videotaping a person where that person has not consented to the specific instance of observing, viewing, photographing, filming, or videotaping and either:
(a) It is for a lewd or lascivious purpose.
(b) The observing, viewing, photographing, filming, or videotaping is as described in Paragraph (B)(3) of this Section and occurs in a place where an identifiable person has a reasonable expectation of privacy
(2) The transfer of an image obtained by activity described in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection by live or recorded telephone message, electronic mail, the Internet, or a commercial online service.
(3) The manipulation of a victim who has not yet attained the age of seventeen or who is reasonably believed to have not yet attained the age of seventeen to use any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device or an unmanned aircraft system equipped with any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device to photograph, film, or videotape oneself to send to the person manipulating the victim for a lewd or lascivious purpose.Louisiana defines video voyeurism under La RS 14:283 as the process of using photoelectric, photo-optical, videotape or camera or any other type of recording device using an aircraft system that is equipped with a recording device to view, photograph, film, or videotape someone when the person that is being photographed has not given consent to this observing instances.
Penalties for Video Voyeurism
- Fined not more than $2000 or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 2 years, or both.
- If you commit the crime of video voyeurism where you video someone masturbating, female breasts are showing, anus, public hair, buttocks cleft, or genitals. You would be fined at most ten thousand dollars and be sent to prison for at least a year without the benefit of parole, suspension of sentence, or probation.
- Suppose this crime is committed on a child who is not up to the age of 18, with the intent of gratifying or arousing an offended’s sexual desires. In that case, you shall be fined at most ten thousand dollars and be sent to prison suffering hard labor for at least two years and at most ten years in the absence of probation, parole, or sentence suspension.
Defenses to Voyeurism
Depending on the alleged facts that may support the Voyeurism charge, there might be factual or great legal defenses you might not have thought of, but the Barkemeyer Law Firm would tell you about them almost immediately. If you believe your case is the worst-case scenario and you are tempted to give up and plead guilty, hire the Barkemeyer Law Firm to work out a deal with the prosecutor to minimize the damage. The Barkemeyer Law firm would help in the development of solid defenses which could make a big difference in the judge’s sentence. The Barkemeyer Law Firm would diligently work as hard as possible to protect and guard you all through till your charge of this crime is a thing of the past.
You should follow the instructions given to you by your criminal defense attorney and ensure you do not tell anyone about these instructions. The only time you could tell others around would only be in the presence of your attorney. Your attorney would do all they can to lower your bail and also get your charges reduced and cleared if possible. You need to select a highly qualified defense attorney, which would improve the chances of this charge being resolved faster.
Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are charged with Voyeurism in Louisiana, you need to prepare yourself with a defense that is as effective as ever. When it comes to getting defenses for this crime, having voyeurism defense attorneys like at the Barkemeyer Law Firm may help get you a positive difference in your case’s outcome. You could be innocent of the charges placed against you or you may have a bad case. Either way, we can help.
The Barkemeyer Law firm is a skilled Louisiana criminal law firm. Take a look at our practice areas here for more info on the types of charges we represent our clients for. We carefully analyze and examine the unique aspects of every case and realize the most efficient and effective options which could be used legally. We have a team of criminal defense attorneys who will aggressively represent you every step of the way.
Using litigation and fierce negotiation skills, the Barkemeyer Law firm has earned the respect of the legal community in Louisiana for dozens of years of actively defending their clients. The Barkemeyer Law Firm would fight to reduce and eliminate penalties or charges using negotiation during prosecution. The Barkemeyer Law Firm also has the experience and skills to grant efficient defense before either a jury or a judge. Contact one of our locations to discuss representation.
You should now have a better understanding of voyeurism charges in Louisiana and we wish you luck!
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