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Understanding Colorado’s Laws: What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification?

| Oct 29, 2018 | Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification |

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Jefferson County Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Law

It’s important to be aware of and understand Colorado’s laws, as breaking them can result in penalties such as a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation, parole, sex offender treatment, and counseling, depending on the crime. Our goal at O’Malley and Sawyer is to help protect your future when you have been charged with a criminal offense in Jefferson County. Today’s topic: Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6.

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Definition in Arapahoe County

In Arapahoe County and throughout Colorado, the definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is:

  • “(1) 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.
  • (2) (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (2), invasion of privacy for sexual gratification is a class 1 misdemeanor and is an extraordinary risk crime subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1.3-501 (3). (b) Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification is a class 6 felony and is an extraordinary risk crime subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1.3-401 (10) if either of the following circumstances exist: (I) The offense is committed subsequent to a prior conviction, as defined in section 16-22-102 (3), C.R.S., for unlawful sexual behavior as defined in section 16-22-102 (9), C.R.S.; or (II) The person observes or takes a photograph of the intimate parts of a person under fifteen years of age. This subparagraph (II) shall not apply if the defendant is less than four years older than the person observed or photographed.
  • (3) For purposes of this section, “photograph” includes a photograph, motion picture, videotape, live feed, print, negative, slide, or other mechanically, electronically, or chemically produced or reproduced visual material.” (C.R.S. 18-3-405.6).

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a good example of how a misdemeanor can jump to a Felony, depending on the age of the victim, and how many time you have been charged with a similar, unlawful sexual behavior crime.

Example of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver County

Earlier this year a man in Denver was sentenced to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections after using his phone to take “videos and pictures up the skirts of his coworkers” (Denver7). Besides being found guilty of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, he was also convicted of stalking and sexual assault.

Douglas County Lawyer for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Charges

All too often, people in Douglas County are unaware of Colorado’s laws. They may know something is illegal, but they might not know what it takes for a misdemeanor to become a felony; how one small detail can be the difference between months and years in prison. If you are being charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Castle Rock, Parker, or Lone Tree, be smart. If contacted by police, politely exercise your right to remain silent, and contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.