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.
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 ...
Someone whose mail has been intercepted and opened by another person
should report the crime to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is the federal
... federal crime to intercept mail. Opening and reading someone else's mail… ...
March 25, 2008 at 3:12 pm · Filed under addresses, mail ·Tagged homeless law.
Sep 22, 2010 ... What is the charges for opening, reading, &/or discarding someone else's mail?
... It is a federal offense like a 10,000 fine or 5 years in prison.
Get the law ... 18 U.S. Code § 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter
generally ... Whoever steals, takes, or abstracts, or by fraud or deception obtains
any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or any article or thing contained
There is a lot of confusion about whether it is illegal under federal law to open
mail addressed to someone else. There is also confusion about what the
It is true that simply opening someone else's mail by mistake after delivery to your
Oct 17, 2007 ... I'm curious if someone can really get in trouble if they open mail that ... as well, I
believe there is a violation of law when opening the mail.
You don't have to personally mail your letter to be convicted of mail fraud. Federal
law makes it a crime anytime someone “used or caused another to use” the ...