Tex. Penal Code Section 21.17


A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the actor, observes, including remotely through the use of electronic means, another person without the other person’s consent while the other person is in a dwelling or structure in which the other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.


Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d), an offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.


An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the actor has previously been convicted two or more times of an offense under this section.


An offense under this section is a state jail felony if the victim was a child younger than 14 years of age at the time of the offense.


If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 676 (H.B. 207), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
Redesignated from Penal Code, Section 21.16 (Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material) by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 24.001(35), eff. September 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 326 (H.B. 2306), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 21.17 — Voyeurism, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.­21.­htm#21.­17 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

Feb. 22, 2024

§ 21.17’s source at texas​.gov