"Peeping Tom" Season in Nevada?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 02, 2010 | 0 Comments

Yesterday an Iowa City Police Sergeant announced that Peeping Tom season has unofficially begun in the area. Now that weather is improving and more people are outdoors, she claims there will be more incidents of men spying on women through windows. She suggests that women should not live on the ground floor of a building, to close drapes and blinds once the sun goes down, and to keep a phone nearby to call the cops in case they suspect someone is watching them.

Nevada “Peeping Tom” laws make it a crime to knowingly enter on the property or premises of another person with the intent to conceal yourself and spy. It doesn't matter whether you're looking through a window, door or other opening in the building. It also makes no difference if the person being spied on doesn't own the property or premises.

Nevada “Peeping Tom” laws make peering, peeping or spying a misdemeanor, carrying up to six months in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine. If the suspect had a camera or recorder at the time, it becomes a gross misdemeanor, carrying up to a year in jail and/or up to a $2,000 fine. And if the suspect had a deadly weapon, then Nevada “Peeping Tom” laws make it a category B felony, carrying one to six years in prison and maybe a $5,000 fine.

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Southern California DUI Defense attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT).


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