Fighting Interference With Privacy Charges

Interference with privacy may not seem like a serious offense, but it is since it involves violating a person’s basic right to privacy. If convicted of this offense, the criminal and collateral consequences can be serious. You could be sent to community service, jail time or you could be required to pay fines. If the interference of another person’s privacy was sexual in nature, then it is also possible to have to register as a sex offender. If convicted of interference with privacy, you could experience difficulty with housing and finding employment. That is why you need the assistance of an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorney who has obtained satisfactory results for clients time and time again.

The State Holds The Burden Of Proof

Jennifer Speas will fight to receive the best result and this is done by devising a strategy that is based on the facts and the law. When Jennifer Speas fights for you, she fights to win. For instance, you may not have had the intent to interfere with the privacy of another person. You could have been wrongly identified, you could have been entrapped, or there is no way that the state can prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Examples Of Interference With Privacy

It is very important to fight an accusation of interference with privacy rather than simply sit back and accept the charges against you. Although the crime is charged as a gross misdemeanor, gross misdemeanors are still very serious.

A person can be charged with interference with privacy if any of the following allegedly exists:

  • Enters the property of another person and peeps, stares or gazes through an opening or window.
  • Enters the property of another and installs or uses a recording device to photograph, observe, record video, broadcast, or amplify sounds or images.
  • Peeps, stares, or gazes in a window or any opening of a location where an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy when exposing intimate parts.
  • Installs or utilizes a device that records, photographs, observes, broadcasts or amplifies sounds or events through a window or any opening of any location where an individual would expect privacy, and where intimate parts or clothing is likely to be exposed.

If there has been a previous interference with privacy conviction, then the current alleged offense could be charged as a felony. The charge may also be a felony if it is suspected that the crime was committed against a minor or knowing that a minor was present. The penalties can involve a fine of up to $5,000 and/or up to two years in prison.

Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney

While interference with privacy may not seem like a major offense, it is one that can cause you to have a criminal record that can interfere with your life. If you have been accused of interference with privacy, Jennifer Speas can help you. To learn more about your options and your rights, call 612-284-1463 for an initial consultation.