The New Jersey statute that deals with the so-called “peeping tom” is N.J.S. 2C:18-3c. Here is what is says:
c. Peering into windows or other openings of dwelling places. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he peers into a window or other opening of a dwelling or other structure adapted for overnight accommodation for the purpose of invading the privacy of another person and under circumstances in which a reasonable person in the dwelling or other structure would not expect to be observed.
Upon conviction of a fourth degree crime in New Jersey, a person is exposed to a prison sentence of eighteen months, a fine of up to ten thousand dollars, or both.
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