Voyeurism and Peeping Tom Laws – Louisiana

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Voyeurism — La. R.S. 14:283.1

In Louisiana, Voyeurism is the viewing, observing, spying upon, or invading the privacy of a person by looking through the doors, windows, or other openings of a private residence without the consent of the victim who has a reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of the offender.

Penalties / Sentencing

First Conviction: fined not more than $500.00, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

Second or Subsequent Conviction: fined not more than $1,000.00, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 1 year, or both.

Peeping Tom — La R.S. 14:284

No person shall perform such acts as will make him a “Peeping Tom” on or about the premises of another, or go upon the premises of another for the purpose of becoming a “Peeping Tom.”

“Peeping Tom” means one who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, situated on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of persons spied upon without the consent of the persons spied upon.  The person does not have to be actually on the premises of another.

It is important to note that one cannot perform “peeping tom” actions in his own home.

Penalties / Sentencing

Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than$500.00, or imprisoned for not more 6 months, or both.

Update

The 2014 legislative session added the following penaltiesto La. R.S. 14:284 Peeping Tom statute:

Second Conviction: A fine of not more than $750.00, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

Third or Subsequent Conviction: A fine of not more than $1,000.00, imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both.

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If you or a loved one has been arrested or is being accused of Voyeurism or Peeping Tom, contact attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter for a consultation.

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