Most people know that it's illegal to open mail that is addressed to someone else.
In fact, there is a federal law that makes it a crime to do so. The good. ... The U.S.
Postal Service is mainly concerned with mail that is stolen from their custody.
As of 2014, it is a violation of federal law for anyone to open mail other than the
addressee or the ... What should you do if someone opens your postal mail?
However, if mail is opened by mistake, no crime has been committed, explains J.
Hirby for The Law. ... According to federal law, it is illegal for a person to
intentionally prevent a ... How does someone inform the U.S. Postal Service to
Jan 3, 2014 ... If you're caught opening someone else's mail, the federal criminal ... Under
federal law, it is illegal to intentionally stop a letter from being delivered to its
intended ... the U.S. Postal Service that you have another person's mail.
... for the United States Post Office, opening someone else's mail is a crime and ...
specifies laws regarding "theft or receipt of stolen mail [of a general nature].".
Existing residential mailbox laws state that only authorized letter carriers may
insert ..... By the US Postal laws, no one except the mail carrier is allowed to go
into a ... if someone mail a letter to a inmate in the county jail and the county jail
As such, federal law states that it is a crime to tamper or vandalize a mailbox or its
contents. ... In short, anyone other than mail recipients and postal employees
should not touch a mailbox or its ... Is it Illegal to Open Someone's Mailbox?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has no specific guidelines against
opening someone's mailbox, but there are laws against removing mail or placing
Opening and reading someone else's mail… ... March 25, 2008 at 3:12 pm · Filed
under addresses, mail ·Tagged homeless law ... federal crimes are investigated
by the FBI, those relating to mail are handled by the postal inspection service.
18 U.S. Code § 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally. Current
through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.) ... or by fraud
or deception obtains any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or any article