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Voyeurism

Voyeurism (s. 162 (1)) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is Voyeurism? Voyeurism is covered under s. 162(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the “Code”). It is a relatively new offence in Canadian law, added to the Code in 2005. Voyeurism involves making secretive observations of individuals who are nude, performing sexual acts or in the process of doing so. The offence is intended to protect people from both sexual exploitation and infringements ...

How can I get my voyeurism charges dropped?

If you have been charged with voyeurism and this is your first offence, we may be able to resolve your matter through a diversion program that will lead to the charges against you being withdrawn. Specifically, if this is your first offence or if you do not have an extensive criminal record, we may be able to negotiate with the Crown Prosecutor and advocate ...

What are the best defences to voyeurism?

The best defence to a voyeurism charge will depend largely on the circumstances of the case. However, one common defence to this charge would be to argue that there was no reasonable expectation of privacy where the observation or recording took place. For example, an accused cannot be guilty of voyeurism if they take a recording of people without clothes on a nude beach. ...

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