Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification occurs when someone takes intimate photos of another person (without their consent) for the purpose of their own sexual gratification. Conviction of this offense can result in a period of incarceration, significant fines, and sex offender registration. The way to combat these immobilizing penalties is to consult an experienced sex crimes attorney who can fight on your behalf. There is a lot on the line in these situations and professional representation is crucial to a defendant's future.
What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Colorado?
C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 defines the conduct of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Colorado. A person commits this sex offense when they:
- knowingly observe or take a photo of another person's intimate parts,
- without that person's consent,
- in a place where the person observed or photographed expects privacy,
- for the purpose of their own sexual gratification
The element that makes this crime more severe than the closely related Criminal Invasion of Privacy is the presence of sexual gratification. Photographs themselves can be many different things including motion picture, videotape, live feed, print, negative, slide, or other visual material.
Sentencing for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
Typically, invasion of privacy for sexual gratification is a class 1 misdemeanor in Colorado. Due to its extraordinary risk crime designation, the maximum sentence range is increased by 6 months. Conviction can include 6 months – 2 years in county jail and a fine of between $500 – $5,000. If a defendant has a previous unlawful sexual behavior conviction or the alleged victim is 14 or younger, punishments of a class 6 felony can apply. Consequences may include 1 – 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections as well as a fine of $1,000 – $100,000. In either scenario, those convicted will also be required to register as a sex offender with their local law enforcement agency.
Colorado Sex Crimes Attorney
Being charged with a sex offense in Colorado is an especially difficult situation. The punishments are heavy and have the potential to drastically alter the trajectory of your life. This is why hiring expert council is not just wise, but critical when facing charges. Our expert criminal defense attorneys are available for a free consultation where we will carefully analyze your case and provide next steps. It is especially imperative that you not speak with police or provide any statements. Politely exercise your right to remain silent and contact our reputable defense lawyers.
If you or someone you know is facing invasion of privacy for sexual gratification charges, be smart. Contact the aggressive defense attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.
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