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 ...
If a person intentionally opens mail that does not belong to him, it is considered a
federal offense. However, if mail is opened by mistake, no crime has been ...
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 ...
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
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.
18 U.S. Code § 1708 - Theft or receipt of stolen mail matter generally ... or by
fraud or deception obtains any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or any ....
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... 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.
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 ...
As such, federal law states that it is a crime to tamper or vandalize a mailbox or its
contents. Anyone found guilty of ... Is it Illegal to Open Someone's Mailbox?