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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Revenge Porn in VA

Show me the pictures!!

(or not!)

A recent request made to Hanover Law asked for information related to unauthorized disclosure of naked pictures. Is this permitted in VA, and can you do anything about it?

Our Answer:


Why yes, you can.

This is often called "revenge porn" and is a hotly contested aspect of privacy right now. See VA debate on the topic:
Unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he, with the intent to cause substantial emotional distress, disseminates or sells any videotape, photograph, film, or other videographic or still image or reproduction thereof that depicts another person who is totally nude, in a state of undress, or engaged in sexual conduct where such person knows or has reason to know that he is not licensed or privileged to do so and the person depicted suffers substantial emotional distress. This bill was incorporated into HB 326.

In fact, in many instances, it can be deemed illegal and you can prosecute them. However, given the nature of the rather confidential aspect of these cases, I'll refrain from going further. Rather, give us a ring and we can discuss how and what is involved with this. 1-800-579-9864.

Hanover Law, PC
Offices in Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC
www.hanoverlawpc.com
888 16th St., NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
5200 Prestwick Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sean R. Hanover, Esq.
Stephen Salwierak, Esq.
1-800-579-9864 admin@hanoverlawpc.com Charles Hatley, Esq.
Leigh Snyder, Esq.

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