What is voyeurism?
A new offence created by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, voyeurism often involves the defendant filming or watching somebody without their consent for the purpose of sexual gratification. This could be secretly filming swimming pool showers with their mobile phones, or setting up a video camera and filming a couple engaging in sexual intercourse through a window.
Voyeurism cases are taken very seriously by the courts, and can carry a requirement to sign the Sex Offender Register. The maximum prison sentence for voyeurism is two years.
It’s also possible for those convicted of voyeurism to be banned from owning certain equipment, as well as being banned from certain places in accordance with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
How can DPP Law help?
If you’re facing a voyeurism conviction, even if you feel you’ve been wrongly accused or have been found guilty of historical sexual offences, we strongly recommend obtaining legal advice and representation from a professional. Our team of sexual offences solicitors are on hand to provide honest, reliable advice throughout the entire legal process, and have years of experience in handling sensitive cases like yours.
Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.