Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
Voyeurism Offences (NSW)
In New South Wales, offences which involve or relate to are contained in the Crimes Act 1900 under division 15B of “Offences against the Person”. Voyeurism means, or refers to, the act of getting sexual pleasure by watching others while they’re naked or engaged in a sexual activity.
The division contains the offence of voyeurism itself, as well as a number of related offences including filming a person engaged in a private act, filming a person’s private parts and installing a device to facilitate observation or filming. While not strictly contained in the same division, offences of ‘peep or pry’ as well as certain child abuse material related charges (where a person being filmed is under the age of 16) may also arise from such conduct.
Voyeurism offences include actions that are commonly referred to as upskirting, as well as or filming a person engaged in a private act without their consent.
Each of these types of conduct are capable of amounting to offences that fall under these part of the Act.
NSW courts treat these matters very seriously as offences of this type infringe on the privacy that all members of the community are entitled to. Further, offences of this nature have a sexual component which can cause further concern to members of the community and victims.
In NSW, voyeurism is a serious offence with a maximum penalty of 100 penalty units and/or two years imprisonment. If the offence is committed under circumstances of aggravation the offence attracts a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment.
Filming a person engaged in a private act offence
In NSW, filming a person engaged in a private act, is a serious offence that carries a maximum penalty of a fine of 100 penalty units and/or imprisonment for two years. If the offence is committed in circumstances of aggravation, the maximum penalty increases to a term of imprisonment for five years.
The legislation also makes it an offence to install a device or ‘adapt the fabric of a building’ by, for example, making a hole in a door or wall that you can see through, if you do that with the intention of filming later on. It is an offence even if there has been no filming yet.
If you have been charged with a voyeurism offence, it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice immediately as each offence carries penalties up to and including imprisonment.
Each of the below pages contains further details of each offence.
- Filming a Person Engaged in a Private Act (NSW)
- Filming a Person’s Private Parts (NSW)
- Installing Device to Facilitate Observation or filming (NSW)
If you require any information on voyeurism offences or any other legal matter, call Armstrong Legal on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.
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If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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