Invasion of Privacy

Invasion of Privacy Peeping Tom is a mythological character who allegedly spied on Lady Godiva during her infamous naked ride through the countryside. Several misdemeanor offenses are patterned loosely after his conduct. The first makes it is a misdemeanor to look through a hole or opening into the interior of a bathroom, bedroom or other place where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a person(s) inside.1  It is also a misdemeanor nor to use a concealed camera to photograph a person’s private body parts, Invasion of Privacyor under garments, without the person’s consent or knowledge, for the purpose of sexual arousal, and under circumstances where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.2  Additionally, it is a misdemeanor to install or maintain a two-way mirror that permits observation of a restroom, locker room, fitting room, motel or hotel room, or any other place where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.3





1 Section 647(k)(1) of the California Penal Code
2 Section 647(k)(2) of the California Penal Code
3 Section 653n of the California Penal Code