Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison.

His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle.

Then Graber put the video, which could put the officer in a bad light,up on YouTube. It doesn’t sound like much. But Graber is not the only person being slapped down by the long arm of the law for the simple act of videotaping the police in a public place. Prosecutors across the U.S. claim the videotaping violates wiretap laws.