Okay, it's probably actually 647(j)(1), which states:
(j) (1) Any person who looks through a hole or opening, into, or
otherwise views, by means of any instrumentality, including, but not
limited to, a periscope, telescope, binoculars, camera, motion
picture camera, or camcorder, the interior of a bedroom, bathroom,
changing room, fitting room, dressing room, or tanning booth, or the
interior of any other area in which the occupant has a reasonable
expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a
person or persons inside. This subdivision shall not apply to those
areas of a private business used to count currency or other
If it is your husband's first offense, then he'll likely get probation and may be required to see a counselor.
647.7. (a) In any case in which a person is convicted of violating
subdivision (i) or (k) of Section 647, the court may require
counseling as a condition of probation. Any defendant so ordered to
be placed in a counseling program shall be responsible for paying the
expense of his or her participation in the counseling program as
determined by the court. The court shall take into consideration the
ability of the defendant to pay, and no defendant shall be denied
probation because of his or her inability to pay.
If your husband has done this more than once, then the penalty is stiffer: Imprisonment up to a year, and a fine up to $1000.
Should he have an attorney? Absolutely! He should have retained an attorney immediately upon being charged.
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