Legal Question in Criminal Law in Pennsylvania

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What are the repercussions for a court employee to access files of a person of whom they have no ties with, i.e., a case that they are not assigned to or just "searching" for dirt on someone because they work there?

Asked on 4/22/13, 9:06 am

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Michael Kotik Lawyer Michael Kotik | Criminal Lawyer
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Response by Attorney Michael Kotik:

It will depend on if they are allowed access to those files, and the corporate policy of that courthouse. A lot of court information is public information, it might be unethical for them to do it and they may get fired, but if they are allowed access there is nothing criminal about what they are doing; however, it really depends on the the court house.

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Answered on 4/28/13, 5:09 am

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