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Q: Can you be guilty of voyeurism on your own property?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Yes, you can be guilty of voyeurism even on your own property. The key factor in voyeurism charges is not the location, but the act of observing or recording someone without their consent in a situation where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

This means that if you engage in such behavior on your property, like secretly recording someone in a private area such as a bathroom or bedroom, you could face legal consequences. The law protects individuals' privacy rights, regardless of the location.

If you're facing such charges or concerned about legal boundaries regarding privacy on your property, it's wise to seek legal advice. An attorney can provide guidance specific to your situation and help you understand the relevant laws in Mississippi. Remember, respecting privacy is crucial, and legal consequences can be serious.

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