A 25-year-old man was arrested for voyeurism after allegedly peeping at people using a Florida tanning salon. According to The Times-Union, the arrest occurred at the SOL US tanning salon on St. Johns Bluff Road South in Jacksonville. Officials say the man watched customers utilizing the tanning booths by looking over the walls. He is being held on a $50,000 bond for the misdemeanor charge for voyeurism.
According to Florida Law 810.14: “A person commits the offense of voyeurism when he or she, with lewd, lascivious, or indecent intent, secretly observes another person when the other person is located in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance and such location provides a reasonable expectation of privacy.” A first-time offender may face misdemeanor of the first degree charges. A repeat offender could face a felony of the third degree.
In order to prove that voyeurism occurred, the prosecution must prove that the defendant secretly observed the victim in a place where the alleged victim believed he or she had privacy and that the act was done with lascivious or lewd intent. Voyeurism is considered a sexually motivated crime. Therefore, these allegations can have serious professional, financial, and social consequences. Individuals facing voyeurism charges will need a skilled criminal defense attorney to fight for their rights.
The experienced Jacksonville sex crime defense attorneys at Musca Law know how to fight serious sex crime charges Florida. To discuss your case at absolutely no cost, please call us at (800) 687-2252 today.