The criminal and collateral consequences of an interference with privacy conviction can be severe. You could be sentenced to jail time, labor-intensive community service, fines, and sex offender treatment. Also, because interference with privacy is viewed by many as a sex crime, a conviction could cause you great difficulty in finding employment and housing.
If you are facing an interference with privacy charge it is essential that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record in handling criminal cases. Jeff Dean has that record, and he is known throughout Minnesota as one of the most successful and respected attorneys in this area of the law. He has won precedent setting cases, had laws struck down as unconstitutional, and has repeatedly won dismissals of Interference with Privacy charges.
Jeff was widely recognized for winning an Interference with Privacy case in the Minneapolis airport sex sting that snared United States Senator Larry Craig and dozens of others. Jeff’s client was charged with Interference with Privacy and Disorderly Conduct after an undercover police officer said that the client surreptitiously looked into his bathroom stall. All of the other people caught in the sting – including Senator Larry Craig – were convicted. Jeff Dean was the only attorney to take the case to trial and he won NOT GUILTY verdicts for his client on both counts.
In your case, Jeff will identify the best strategy and he will fight to win. He may show that you did not have the intent to interfere with the person’s privacy, that you were wrongly identified, that you were entrapped, or that the state has not proven your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
You are presumed innocent under the law. Just because you have been charged with interference with privacy does not mean you are guilty. To protect your rights, call Jeff Dean today. (612) 305-4360
Interference with Privacy Statutes
Interference with privacy is considered a gross misdemeanor when an individual, with the intent of interfering or intruding upon the privacy of another, does any of the following:
- Enters the property of another, and clandestinely stares, peeps, or gazes in the window or any opening of a house or place of dwelling of another
- Enters the property of another, and clandestinely installs or utilizes a device to photograph, record, observe, amplify, or broadcast events or sounds through the window or any other opening of a house of place of dwelling of another
- Clandestinely stares, peeps, or gazes in the window or any opening of any location where an individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and has exposed or is likely to expose intimate parts, or clothing covering the immediate area of the intimate parts
- Clandestinely installs or utilizes a device to photograph, record, observe, amplify, or broadcast events or sounds through the window or any opening of any location where an individual would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and has exposed or is likely to expose intimate parts, or clothing covering the immediate area of the intimate parts.
Interference with privacy may be deemed a felony if the offender has a previous conviction under this statute, or violates this statute against a minor, knowing or having reason to know that the minor is present. Penalties include imprisonment of up to 2 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Call Jeff Dean today at (612) 305-4360 to protect yourself against these charges.