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Man Charged With Invasion of Privacy in Burlington County NJ

April 16, 2019

Third Degree Invasion of Privacy Crime

An employee of the Evesham, NJ, branch of the Citizens Bank was recently arrested and charged with Invasion of Privacy, a third degree offense in New Jersey. The defendant was alleged to have hid a cell phone in the women’s bathroom at the bank. After the Evesham Police Department was notified of the allegations, they conducted an investigation and arrested Larry Tucker, Jr., of Berlin, New Jersey, on Friday.

Part of the Police’s investigation required that a search warrant be issued by a judge to retrieve and review the Mr. Tucker’s phone. It is unclear whether or not Mr. Tucker has retained an attorney at this time but he will likely have to appear at the Burlington County Superior Court in Mt. Holly for his Central Judicial Processing (CJP) Court Date.

What are Third Degree Invasion of Privacy Charges in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, Invasion of Privacy is a criminal offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9. Under this statute, Invasion of Privacy is either a fourth degree criminal offense or a third degree criminal offense. The degree of the charge will depend upon the nature of the conduct and the specific subsection of the statute being charged. In the case mentioned above, we know that the charges are third degree and is either a violation of subsection (b) or (c) of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9. Those statutes spell out the following:

(b) An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he 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.

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9(b)

(c) An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he 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. For purposes of this subsection, “disclose” means sell, manufacture, give, provide, lend, trade, mail, deliver, transfer, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, advertise or offer. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:43-3, a fine not to exceed $30,000 may be imposed for a violation of this subsection.

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9(c)

Evesham Criminal Attorney for N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9

Proetta & Oliver is a Criminal Defense Law Firm that represent defendants throughout Burlington County. With offices in Evesham Township and Hamilton, we are centrally located to handle any criminal matters in the area. Whether you have been charged with a felony indictable offense for possession of heroin, stalking, invasion of privacy, criminal sexual contact, simple assault, harassment or juvenile offenses, please do not hesitate to contact our office and speak with firm partner, William C. Fay, IV. We can be reached day and night for your convenience and the initial consultation is provided free of charge. Our number is 609-850-8284.

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