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Top Denver Criminal Invasion of Privacy Lawyer for Criminal Invasion of Privacy

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've been charged with Criminal Invasion of Privacy in Colorado, contact a sex crimes lawyer today.
Criminal Invasion of Privacy, C.R.S. 18-7-801, is charged in Denver, Arapahoe County and across Colorado in many ways. It's commonly charged whenever someone observes or takes a photograph of someone else's intimate parts without that person's consent. The person being observed or photographed would also have to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Let's continue reading about this crime and why you need a top criminal defense lawyer if you've been accused or charged.

Lawyer in Adams County for Criminal Invasion of Privacy

Criminal Invasion of Privacy charges can be easy to file in Brighton, Adams County and elsewhere in Colorado. However, the prosecution is required to prove every element of this criminal offense for someone to be convicted. For instance, an Adams County DA must [pullquote align=”right” textalign=”right” width=”30%”]Criminal Invasion of Privacy charges can be easy to file – you need a lawyer to defend you.[/pullquote] prove that a person's intimate parts were observed or photographed. “Intimate parts”, C.R.S. 18-3-401, are defined as the “external genitalia or the perineum or the anus or the buttocks or the pubes or the breast of any person”. In some cases, proving that someone observed or photographed the intimate parts of another can be difficult. For example, let's say a man is charged with Criminal Invasion of Privacy for taking a photograph of a woman in her bathing suit while they're at the pool, and she doesn't notice. It would be hard to prove her intimate parts were observed or photographed when they were covered by her bathing suit. The prosecution must also prove someone's intimate parts were observed or photographed without permission, when the person being observed or photographed expected privacy. Out by the pool, it is hard to argue any person had an interest in privacy – no matter what they are wearing.

Jefferson County Sentencing for Criminal Invasion of Privacy

In Jefferson County, Saguache County and across Colorado, Criminal Invasion of Privacy is sentenced as a class 2 misdemeanor. A class 2 misdemeanor can result in up to a 12 month Jefferson County jail sentence. However, in some cases, a similar crime (Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6) can be charged instead of Criminal Invasion of Privacy. This crime comes with harsher sentencing, if it's believed you were observing or photographing another's intimate parts without permission, for the purpose of your own sexual gratification.

Attorney in Douglas County for Criminal Invasion of Privacy – Call Today

If you've been charged, arrested or accused of Criminal Invasion of Privacy in Castle Rock, Douglas County or any other area of Colorado, call our experienced Douglas County attorneys today. Do not give police any statements which can be used in the prosecution against you. Always consult expert legal help before making any decisions about your future that could cost you. You should never face any charges of Criminal Invasion of Privacy alone.

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If contacted by police regarding Criminal Invasion of Privacy charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call the top criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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