Invasion Of Privacy (N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9) Defense Attorney In New Jersey
Under New Jersey law, there are broad protections to prevent the inappropriate viewing or recording of people in a state of nudity, or during sexual contact, without their knowledge or consent.
Invasion of Privacy (N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9) specifies these acts as crimes:
- Observing a person when their intimate parts are exposed or when they are engaged in sexual contact, without that person’s consent, when a reasonable observer would know such exposure or contact is likely, and when the victim has a reasonable expectation that they would not be observed.
- Videotaping, filming, recording, or otherwise reproducing in any manner an image of a person whose intimate parts are exposed, or who is engaging in sexual contact, without that person’s consent and in circumstances where a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
- Disclosing, publishing, or otherwise disseminating such an image, videotape, film, or recording.
Merely observing another person under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9 is a Fourth Degree Crime in New Jersey, which can carry an 18 month sentence upon conviction.
Recording or disseminating a recording are both Third Degree offenses, which carry a potential sentence of between three and five years.
Invasion of Privacy is a serious matter and demands experienced legal help to protect your future.
Attorney Matthew Reisig defends clients throughout New Jersey who’ve been charged with Invasion of Privacy.
If you or a family member have been charged with invasion of privacy, call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.