Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

My ex girlfriend somehow got onto my email account and has threatened to distribute personal information to my family that would be humiliating. Is hacking an email and reading my mail illegal? And what action could I take?

Asked on 6/30/13, 9:22 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

You should call the police.

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Answered on 6/30/13, 9:26 pm

Kelvin Green The Law Office of Kelvin Green

As attorney Shapiro states it an be criminal but you may also have a civil case...

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Answered on 6/30/13, 10:24 pm
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

Accessing your email without your permission was a crime, and may also give you grounds for a civil lawsuit. You will have additional civil claims if she follows through on her threat. But to prevent her from revealing what she found, you will need to quickly get a restraining order.

Good luck.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 1:47 pm

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