If you are accused of taking or sharing intimate images of another person without their consent, you’re most likely wondering about the penalties you’re facing and what will happen with your future. Being convicted of such a crime can not only lead to jail time, but it can also permanently tarnish your reputation. That said, fortunately, a criminal charge does not equate to a conviction, and our firm is here to fight for your freedom and future. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated New Jersey sex crimes attorney from the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri to learn more about the potential penalties for secretly recording intimate images of another person and how our firm can help defend you against those charges. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the penalties for secretly recording intimate images of others in NJ?
New Jersey law specifically prohibits the invasion of privacy by capturing or disclosing intimate images of another person, including photographs, videotapes, and recordings, without their consent. This applies to any situation where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as in a bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, locker room, hotel room, or anywhere else a reasonable person would believe that he or she could disrobe in privacy. The law also applies to any situation where the person is unaware that he or she is being recorded, such as by a hidden camera.
What penalties could I face for secretly recording another person?
Secretly recording intimate images of another person is a third-degree crime in New Jersey, which can warrant three to five years of incarceration and a potential $15,000 fine. That said, if the person who recorded the images discloses them to another person or publishes them online, it is considered a second-degree crime in the state of New Jersey, which can warrant anywhere between five and ten years of incarceration and a potential $150,000 fine. You may also face civil liability for taking/disseminating the images, which in simple terms, means the individual who you recorded may have valid grounds to sue you for compensation.
How can an attorney help me?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may use a variety of defenses, including consent, mistaken identity, false accusations, or that the images captured don’t meet the standard for what is considered intimate under the law. No matter the circumstances of your case, we will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Contact a seasoned New Jersey sex crime defense lawyer from the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri today so we can get started working on your case.