According to the official website for the United States Post Office, opening someone else's mail is a crime and can be categorized under different offenses depending on the situation. For example, Title 18, U.S. Code Section 1708 specifies laws regarding "theft or receipt of stolen mail [of a general nature]."Know More
As shown on the USPS site, Section 1709 deals with "theft of mail matter by officer or employee of USPS." Section 1701 discusses "obstruction of mail matters generally," and Section 1702 covers "obstruction of correspondence." Mail protections are backed by the 4th Amendment, postal regulations and statutes, court decisions and federal, criminal and civil statutes. All federal criminal laws regarding mail are under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
Spitting on someone is a crime as it is a form of battery, according to FindLaw. Battery occurs when there is a harmful or offensive contact made. To determine if an act falls under the crime of battery, the incident is viewed from the point of an ordinary person.Full Answer >
A lewd act is a legal category that describes a crime that is of a sexual nature yet falls short of the legal definition of sexual assault or rape. The U.S. Military defines unlawful sexual contact as unwanted contact with the victim's genitals or surrounding areas with the intent to arouse or degrade any person involved.Full Answer >
According to NakedSecurity, reading another person's email is a crime that falls under Title 18 of the United States Code (USC) Section 1030. It is classified as fraud and related activity in connection with computers.Full Answer >
As of 2014, it is a violation of federal law for anyone to open mail other than the addressee or the government. A U.S. code stipulates that anyone who takes an item of mail from a post office, mail depository or postal carrier before it is delivered to the addressee or opens, hides or destroys mail shall be fined, imprisoned for up to five years or both.Full Answer >