Criminal Law

Invasion of Privacy

As social media and the internet become an integral part of our lifestyle, the line between public and private has changed. The advent of Facebook and Twitter has made sharing our daily, private lives easy and easily accessible by others. In addition, technologies, like camera phones and webcams, have made capturing spur-of-the-moment events effortless. Though these programs and electronics increase the ease of communicating with others, they have their downside. They can dramatically decrease our privacy, and may lead to the invasion of our privacy or mistakenly invading the privacy of others.

The invasion of privacy is classified as a sex crime in the State of New Jersey. The criminal defense law firm of Maynard & Sumner, LLC in Morristown has represented thousands of clients on sex crime charges and has successfully dismissed or reduced the severity of the charges. To contact a skilled and competent attorney, call us at 973-540-0054.

What Does Invasion of Privacy Include?

The invasion of privacy includes the following acts:

  • A person, without knowledge or consent, observes another person exposing his or her intimate parts and/or engages in a sexual encounter under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
  • A person, who is not licensed or privileged to do so, films, records, photographs, or videotapes another person who exposes his or her intimate parts or is engaged in a sexual act, without the person's consent under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
  • A person, who is not licensed or privileged to do so, discloses a photograph, film, recording, or videotape of another person exposing his or her intimate parts or engaging in a sexually intimate act, without the person's consent.

The invasion of privacy is a particular concern among college administrators who may feel they must educate students about the dangers of sharing too much information on the internet and respecting the privacy of others.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Maynard & Sumner, LLC in Morristown. We understand that many of our clients have experienced a hardship due to our tough economic times. To help, we offer personalized payment plans and accept all major credit cards. Contact us at 973-540-0054 to schedule a free consultation and start building your defenses today!