Have you or a loved one been charged with an invasion of privacy? If so, then this is a serious charge that can have a lasting impact on your criminal record, your family, and possibly your employment. In addition to this, a heavy may be issued against you if you plead guilty or are found guilty after a trial at the Bergen County Superior Court. You can also possibly be charged with lewdness depending on the circumstances of the case. This is why it is important to do your research before you retain a criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our firm has the man-power, experience, knowledge, and credentials to combat an invasion of privacy charge. Here at our Bergen County Criminal defense Law Firm, we have:
- Over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
- A team of eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys that devote their entire practice to criminal law
- Our firm has eight (8) former prosecutors
- four (4) of our attorneys were former assistant county prosecutors and held directorial positions of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Division, Juvenile Division
- Three (3) of our attorneys were former municipal prosecutors in over twenty-five (25) towns
- Two (2) of our lawyers were recently selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 list for New Jersey which is a highly credentialed, peer-influenced, third-party validated, and a patented process that selects only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey to this list
- One (1) of our attorneys is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in this State
- Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40
An invasion of privacy charge is a serious crime, and you or your loved one need serious attorneys to handle these allegations. We have three (3) offices located throughout Bergen County. We have offices in Paramus, Hackensack, as well as Fort Lee. Call one of our offices for a free consultation at 201-429-9783, we’re available 24/7.
Hackensack Invasion of Privacy Lawyer
An invasion of privacy charge, codified as NJSA 2C:14-9, as you read above is a serious charge. This charge is defined under New Jersey law as the following:
- An actor commits an invasion of privacy charge if he/she is not licensed or privileged to do so, and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know that another may expose intimate parts or may engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact, he observes another person without that person’s consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
- This is a crime of the fourth (4th) degree
- An actor commits an invasion of privacy charge if he/she knowingly is not licensed or privileged to do so photographs, films, videotapes, records, or otherwise reproduces in any manner, the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual penetration or sexual contact, without that person’s consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed
- This is a crime of the third (3rd) degree
- An actor commits an invasion of privacy charge if he/she knowingly is not licensed or privileged to do so discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual penetration or sexual contact, unless that person has consented to such disclosure. Disclosure means sell, manufacture, give, provide, lend, trade, mail, deliver, transfer, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, advertise or offer.
- This is a crime of the third (3rd) degree
What are the Penalties for this charge?
- A third (3rd) degree crime carries up to five years in a New Jersey state prison, and a maximum fine of up to $15,000.00.
- A fourth (4th) degree crime carries up to eighteen (18) months in a New Jersey state prison, and a maximum fine of up to $10,000.00.
Affirmative Defense for 2C:14-9
There is an affirmative defense when it comes to this type of charge. An affirmative defense exists when:
- The actor posted or otherwise provided prior notice to the person of the actor’s intent to engage in the conduct above, and
- The actor acted with a lawful purpose.
Fort Lee Criminal Defense Attorneys
To ensure that your rights will be protected to the fullest extent allowed by law, it is important that you engage an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested for a sex crime. Set up a free initial legal consultation with the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall at any of our three (3) of our locations in Bergen County (Paramus, Hackensack, and Fort Lee) today to get started on a strong legal defense. Feel free to call us at 201-429-9783, we’re available 24/7