In El Paso and Douglas County, a person will be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, for observing or taking a photograph of someone's intimate parts without their consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy. The person would have to do this for his or her own sexual gratification. In many cases, those charged or accused of this crime have no criminal intent. They may struggle with an addiction, feel lonely or they may be unaware of consequences involved. Whatever the case, it's always wise to involve an Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification defense lawyer early on if charged or accused of this sex crime.
Man Accused of Videotaping Females in Grocery Store: Invasion of Privacy?
According to the news, a 54-year-old man was recently arrested by Colorado Springs police after suspicions arose that he was videotaping women and girls at a grocery store. He was caught on a surveillance camera secretly videotaping shoppers who were wearing skirts or shorts. In Colorado Springs and across Colorado, would he be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification?[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”80%”]If you've been charged or accused of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, contact one of our sex crimes defense attorneys today.[/pullquote]
Prosecutors Have to Prove All Elements of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification for a Conviction
A DA would have to prove all elements of the crime for a conviction.
In Arapahoe and Jefferson County, Arapahoe County prosecutors would have to prove all elements of the Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification statute for the man to be convicted of this crime. From the news story, it was unclear the man observed or photographed the intimate parts of the women and girls. His criminal case would be dismissed if there is no evidence on his recordings that he filmed their intimate parts. If there is evidence he observed or photographed their intimate parts, a Douglas County District Attorney would still have to prove the man was observing or photographing the intimate parts for his own sexual gratification. If this element of the crime cannot be proven, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to reduce criminal charges to a similar crime of Criminal Invasion of Privacy, C.R.S. 18-7-801. Finally, a DA would have to prove the women and girls expected privacy when observed or photographed.
Why You Need the Best Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification can weigh heavily on the accused. Invasion of Privacy is normally a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime, but it can become a class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime under more serious circumstances. A felony conviction in Denver and Adams County could limit your chances of finding employment or housing, which could negatively impact your day to day life. You should always consult an experienced Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification criminal lawyer if charged with this sex offense. Our Denver criminal defense attorneys fight to win.Request a Free Consultation