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Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom Offenses

What Are Peeping Tom Offenses?

In Georgia, a "Peeping Tom" is defined as a person who spies on someone in a private place, such as a home or bathroom, for the purpose of sexual gratification. Peeping Tom laws in Georgia make it a crime to spy on someone in a private place without their consent.

This includes activities such as looking through windows or using a hidden camera to record someone in a private place. Peeping Tom laws in Georgia apply to both male and female perpetrators and victims.

Peeping Tom offenses are typically classified as misdemeanors in Georgia and are punishable by imprisonment and fines.

O.C.G.A. § 16-11-61 (2017) - Peeping Tom

Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-11-61 (2017) specifically addresses a peeping tom offense. The following is the actual law § 16-11-61 (2017) as it is written.

  • (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to be a "peeping Tom" on or about the premises of another or to go about or upon the premises of another for the purpose of becoming a "peeping Tom."
  • (b) As used in this Code section, the term "peeping Tom" means a person who peeps through windows or doors, or other like places, on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of the persons spied upon and the doing of any other acts of a similar nature which invade the privacy of such persons.

If you are being investigated for, or facing peeping Tom or voyeur related charges we recommend calling our law office as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matterand your need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. To get control of your situation CALL 404-351-3000 for a CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT with a defense attorney in Cobb County GA.

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Child Molestation - Douglas County Superior Court

A Sears employee claimed she observed a grandfather molest his foster grandson. The DAs office was relentless in their pursuit of him. During Mr. Zimmerman's cross-examination of the lead detective, the jury started laughing at the detective's answers and the judge ordered Mr. Zimmerman to only ask a few more questions because the detective was being beaten up so badly.
Not Guilty on all counts of child molestation including a directed verdict of May 2019.

Peeping Tom

Client charged in Cobb County with five felony counts of Peeping Tom. Our office conducted an intense investigation including canvassing an apartment complex to speak with any potential witnesses. We were successful in negotiating a reduction to two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
–State v. Undisclosed


Client charged with Rape in Cobb County. Our office conducted a major investigation including interviewing the alleged victim several times. We discovered a problem with the Spanish-to-English translation of our Client’s confession. On the morning of trial, the prosecution dismissed the rape charges resulting in our client’s release from jail.
–State v. G.O.

Child Molestation

Client charged with eight counts of Child Molestation in Fulton County Superior Court. Our office intervened early and conducted an extensive investigation. The District Attorney’s Office agreed and our client pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct with all other charges being dismissed.
–State v. A.W.

Child Pornography - Federal Charges

Our client was charged with having thousands of images of child pornography on his computer after the FBI raided his home. He confessed to the crimes. We challenged the United States of America's case by litigating novel legal issues. The result was a greatly reduced sentence - 46 months as opposed to 108 months called for by federal sentencing guidelines