Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Larimer County Attorney

Have you been charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification? Read more about these charges and how an experienced lawyer can help defend you.
Peeping tom and voyeurism are the most common behaviors associated with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. These charges are more common in the warmer weather when people are wearing less clothing and there are more opportunities to see inside people’s houses through their open windows. Whether just viewing another’s intimate parts or taking a picture or video, this crime is occurring more frequently as pornography use in our society.

What is the Definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Fort Collins?

Colorado law defines C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 – Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification as:

A person who knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer’s own sexual gratification, commits unlawful invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.

Locker rooms, restrooms, inside houses, and store changing rooms are all places where someone has a reasonable expectation of privacy in Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park. We also see this charge anytime a person takes an upskirt photo or video.

This type of crime is defensible.

What is the Sentence for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification?

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a class 1 extraordinary risk crime punishable with a sentence of 6 months to 2 years in Larimer County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. This crime can, however, be bumped up to a class 6 felony if any of the following situations apply:

  • It is a second or subsequent unlawful sexual behavior offense.
  • The person observes or takes a photograph of the intimate parts of a person under fifteen years old. (This only applies if the accused is more than four years older that the person observed or photographed.)

As a class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime, the sentence can include a possible 1 to 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) and a maximum $100,000 fine. As a sex offense, an Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification conviction requires sex offender registration and participation in intensive sex offender treatment in Larimer, Boulder, or Grand County.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Charges

This type of crime is defensible. The argument of whether or not the ‘victim’ had a reasonable expectation of privacy may be argued in your defense. Also, proving whether or not the element of ‘sexual gratification’ is present may be a valid defense strategy. Our lawyers can give you hope by meeting with you at our office early in your case.

If you have been contacted by police for peeping tom, taking an upskirt photo or video, Unlawful Sexual Contact or Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us at 970-658-0007.
Together, we can protect your future.