The Florida crime of video voyeurism occurs when a person, for his or her own amusement, entertainment, sexual arousal, gratification, or profit, or for the purpose or degrading or abusing another person either:
Being accused of any type of sex crime is a serious matter. A prosecution for video voyeurism may be commenced within 1 year after the date on which the victim of video voyeurism obtains actual knowledge of the existence of such a recording or the date on which the recording is confiscated by a law enforcement agency, whichever occurs first. This means that in some cases a person can be prosecuted for an act of video voyeurism that happened a long time ago. A sex crime conviction can jeopardize your future, making it harder to obtain employment, housing, secure a loan, and even professional licenses. If you have been charged with video voyeurism, contact Terrezza Law to protect your rights.
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Florida law also criminalizes the sharing of images created through video voyeurism for commercial and non-commercial purposes. These crimes are known as video voyeurism dissemination and commercial video voyeurism and are also third-degree felony offenses punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Penalties vary for the act of video voyeurism in Florida. According to Florida law, video voyeurism is separated into four categories; video voyeurism committed by individuals under the age of 19, video voyeurism committed by individuals over the age of 19, video voyeurism with a prior conviction, and video voyeurism against a minor.
According to Florida Statute § 810.145, if a person is under 19 years of age and commits video voyeurism, they are guilty of a 1st degree misdemeanor. If convicted, offenders face up to 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
If someone is over the age of 19 and are arrested for video voyeurism charges, they face the more severe penalty of a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years prison and a $5,000 fine.
If an individual has a prior conviction for video voyeurism, they face enhanced penalties. Video voyeurism with a prior conviction is classified as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Being accused of video voyeurism alone is a serious matter. When the charges involve children, however, the penalties are even more harsh and upon conviction require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Video voyeurism becomes a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine and requires sex offender registration if:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Sex Offenses – Follow the link to visit the official website for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The webpage lists common sex offenses in Florida, their corresponding statutes, and 2018 report of sex offenses arrests.
Florida Statute: Video Voyeurism – Click the link to visit the official website for the Florida Senate. The webpage lists the video voyeurism statute, penalties, and terms associated with the crime.
Have you been charged with video voyeurism? It is in your best interest to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. John Terrezza at Terrezza Law has years of experience defending individuals charged with sex crimes. He will fight to get the most favorable outcome for your case.
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