Peeping Tom Laws
Peeping Tom Charges in Georgia
In Georgia, the crime of peeping tom, also known as voyeurism, refers to the act of secretly observing or recording another person without their knowledge or consent, especially for sexual gratification. This can include activities such as spying on someone through a window or peering into a private area such as a bathroom or dressing room.
After an arrest for a sex crime you should be concerned not only about the present situation, but also about the extreme risk to your safety and life if you are convicted and sent to prison. Anyone facing sex crimes charges has a lot to fear and a lot to lose.
Peeping tom laws in Georgia make it a crime to secretly observe or record another person without their consent for the purpose of sexual gratification. The specific penalties for this offense depend on the circumstances of the case and the age of the victim. In Georgia, peeping tom is generally classified as a misdemeanor, but it can be charged as a felony if the victim is a minor.
O.C.G.A. § 16-11-61 (2017) - Peeping Tom
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-11-61 (2017) specifically addresses a peeping tom offense. The following is the actual law § 16-11-61 (2017) as it is written.
- (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to be a "peeping Tom" on or about the premises of another or to go about or upon the premises of another for the purpose of becoming a "peeping Tom."
- (b) As used in this Code section, the term "peeping Tom" means a person who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of the persons spied upon and the doing of any other acts of a similar nature which invade the privacy of such persons.
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