Videotaping Minor Arrest — New York City Sex Crime Defense Attorneys

subpic1It should be reasonably clear to most people that videotaping minors in a private setting who are naked or partially clothed may be against the law. However, what about taping or taking photos of minors without their knowledge in a public setting? New York has statutes banning surreptitious, or secretive, videotaping or photographing of individuals. With the advent of cellphone cameras, what constitutes surreptitious filming has become murky and may lead to unjustified arrests.

At the law firm of Goldberg & Allen, LLP, our New York City sex crime defense lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We have the skill and experience to take on even the most complex cases, including those involving arrests for videotaping minors.

Working Hard To Protect Your Rights

While there is generally no invasion of privacy when a person is in public, the law against unlawful surveillance seeks to protect a person’s privacy in settings such as a fitting room or a bathroom. It is also used to prosecute individuals who secretly photograph or record another person’s “intimate parts” without that person’s permission, such as while riding the subway.

While the intention of the statute is laudable, many people may find themselves arrested for filming or photographing minors, or even adults, in public — even if that was not their intent. You may snap a photo with your cellphone of something you find interesting and suddenly find yourself accused of child pornography or some other Internet sex crime. At Goldberg & Allen, LLP, we understand how this law may be abused. That is why we will work hard to protect your rights and reputation, providing you with a vigorous criminal defense.

Contact A New York City Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

If you are facing charges involving hidden videotaping of a child or an adult, seek legal representation immediately. Our New York attorneys offer skilled defense against illegal videotaping of minors and other unlawful surveillance charges. Contact us at 212-766-3366 to schedule a free initial consultation and case review.