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Motion Picture Piracy (O.R.C. 2913.07)

Using any kind of audio/visual recording device in a setting like a movie theater is considered Motion Picture Privacy (O.R.C. 2913.07) by prosecutors in Cleveland.

The charge isn’t based on smuggling an expensive camera into a crowded theater on opening night, and can be levied against even someone who activates the camera on their cell phone to record part or all of a film.

If this is your first charge under Motion Picture Piracy, you’ll face a first degree misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of six months.

If you’ve had previous convictions for Motion Picture Piracy, each count will be charged as a fifth degree felony, putting you at risk of losing a year of your life behind bars.

The attorneys at Patituce & Associates can help.

From questioning the legality of a search to challenging any video evidence that was found, we take our clients’ rights seriously and fight back against the charges you’re facing.

Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced motion picture piracy defense attorney.


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