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Invasion of Privacy

Defending Invasion of Privacy Charges in Indiana

Defending Invasion of Privacy Charges in Indiana

Invasion of privacy is a criminal offense in Indiana that alleges that a person violated a protective order, restraining order, or no contact order. Invasion of privacy charges often arise after a no-contact order is issued following a domestic dispute, during a pending divorce or custody fight, or after an alleged battery or workplace termination. A protective order can seriously disrupt someone’s life, forcing them to avoid places like their child’s school, the gym they workout at, or even a particular grocery store. In many situations, the person who initially sought the protective order later seeks to initiate contact with the subject of the protective order, to set them up for a criminal charge. If you have a no-contact order against you, it is important to contact an experienced criminal attorney who will protect your rights. Gibson Law Office has a statewide practice with offices in Lafayette and Fort Wayne. Our criminal defense attorneys have significant experience defending invasion of privacy charges and represent clients in all regions of Indiana, including Crawfordsville, Monticello, Frankfort, Peru, Bluffton, Huntington, and Kokomo.

Indiana Attorneys Defending Invasion of Privacy Charges: Attacking the State’s Case

To convict someone of invasion of privacy, the State must first prove that the defendant knew about the no-contact order. An ex parte protective order is one that is granted without the person being present at a hearing. If you are accused of violating an ex parte order, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were on notice of the protective order. If the protective order had not been formally served at the time of the alleged communication, you may have a viable defense.

Many invasion of privacy charges are based on alleged text messages or e-mails being sent to the protected party. Other charges result after a chance encounter where the accused person has no intention of violating the order. Our criminal defense attorneys will aggressively defend you in these situations. Can the State actually prove that you are the person who sent the text or e-mail? What evidence exists that proves any violation of the protective order was knowing and intentional?

What are the Penalties for Invasion of Privacy in Indiana?

Invasion of privacy is a Class A misdemeanor, but can be charged as a Level 6 felony if a person has a prior unrelated conviction for invasion of privacy. Invasion of privacy charges are serious and can put you at risk of jail time. If you are charged with invasion of privacy, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately. Attacking the evidence aggressively is critical to obtaining a good result in your case.   

Invasion of Privacy Defense Attorneys in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, and Fort Wayne

If you are charged with invasion of privacy, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively attack the evidence in your case. Invasion of privacy charges can be successfully defended because of insufficient evidence. With offices in Lafayette, Bloomington, and Fort Wayne, Gibson Law Office only handles criminal defense cases. If you are charged with invasion of privacy in Indiana, call us today for a free consultation and get feedback on possible defenses to your case. There is no substitute for experienced representation.

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