Invasive Visual Recording

What is Invasive Visual Recording?

A person without the other person’s consent invades the privacy of the other person by photographing or by videotaping or other electronic means records, broadcasts, or transmits a visual image of an intimate area of another person if the other person has a reasonable expectation that the intimate area is not in the public view. Or a person photographs, videotapes or other electronic means records, broadcasts, or transmits a visual image of another in a bathroom or changing room. Or a person promotes a private photograph, recording, broadcast, or transmission described above. The penal code statute is Sec. 21.15. INVASIVE VISUAL RECORDING.

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What are some Invasive Visual Recording Definitions?

“Female breast” specifically means any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola. And the “Intimate area” means the naked or clothed genitals, pubic area, anus, buttocks, or female breast of a person. Where also the term “Changing room” means a room or portioned area provided for or primarily used for the changing of clothing and includes dressing rooms, locker rooms, and swimwear changing areas. To “Promote” means to manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmit, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise, or to offer or agree to any of the above.

What is the criminal penalty for Invasive Visual Recording?

The penalty for this offense is a state jail felony. It is punished by 6 month to 24 months in a state jail facility and up to a $10,000 fine. A probation punishment can be from 2 years to 5 years probation and up to a $10,000 fine. This can be enhanced to a 3rd degree felony if committed with a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury; or (B) anything that in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. The punishment for a 3rd degree felony is 2 to 10 years prison and up to a $10,000 fine. For probation the range is 2 to 10 years probation and up to a $10,000 fine. 

Criminal Defense Attorney for Invasive Visual Recording charges

Attorney Eric Torberson defends people accused of charges. Call or fill in the contact form on this page or on any of pages on the website. With offices in Georgetown and Austin Eric handle cases all over central Texas including counties Williamson, Travis, Milam, Bastrop, Lee, Bell, Hays, Caldwell, Blanco, Lee, and Burnet County. 

Texas Video Recording Laws

It is legal to video record in public places.  More to come. 

Author: Eric Torberson

Eric Torberson is a licensed attorney in Texas as well as licensed in the federal courts of the southern and western districts of Texas.