Juan Hernandez was arrested at Town Center Mall in Cobb County on peeping tom charges this past week. According to reports, Hernandez admitted to recording customers in changing rooms at Forever 21.
Crimes involving the invasion of privacy of others are taken very seriously in Georgia. When people hear the term, “peeping tom,” they think of what is popularly portrayed in movies or tv shows. However, in our state, it is a serious crime to be a peeping tom.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the offense of peeping tom in today's post.
Peeping Tom in Georgia
Peeping Tom in Georgia is defined by law as a person who peeps through windows or doors, on or near another's premises for the purpose of spying or invading someone else's privacy.
The Georgia Code states in O.C.G.A. §16-11-60 that a person violates the peeping tom statute when they go about or upon the premises of another for the purpose of being a peeping tom. Specific intent is necessary to be guilty of committing the crime of being a peeping tom.
In order to be convicted of being a peeping tom in Georgia, the prosecution must demonstrate that the suspect is guilty beyond a reasonable showing. This can only be done by proving that the accused had the specific intent to do the crime and acted with that intent as well.
To be convicted of a peeping tom in Georgia, the State must demonstrate that the suspect is guilty beyond a reasonable showing. This involves proving that the accused had the specific intent to do the crime and acted with that intent as well.
Felony Punishments in Georgia are not to be taken lightly. There are different classes of felonies, but a felony in Georgia is the most serious classification of crime.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime in Georgia, contact our offices today. We can help you with your case and determine the best path for you. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you today.