What is voyeurism in Florida?
The crime of Voyeurism is a First Degree Misdemeanor that is punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Voyeurism occurs when a person:
- The person secretly watched the victim.
- The person watched the victim with a lewd, lascivious, or indecent intent.
- While watching the victim, they were in a dwelling structure where they had a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The words lewd, lascivious, and indecent mean the same thing as a wicked, lustful, unchaste, licentious, or sensual intent on the part of the person watching.
A dwelling is what we commonly refer to as a home. It is a place where a person sleeps overnight. A motorhome, houseboat, or sailboat can be considered dwellings.
Defenses to Voyeurism:
- Person did not watch in secret.
- Person was not in a dwelling structure.
- The person did not watch the victim with a lewd, lascivious, or indecent intent.
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