Thanks for the chance to assist on this matter. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience in criminal
Good question...are you breaking any laws? No...at least no FL criminal laws or federal criminal laws...so this would not open you up to criminal prosecution (again, based on your description).
That said, its MAY be that if the target (person whose records copied) was able to prove it was you that did this...they may be able to sue you. Can they sue and win? The suit would be for defamation.
Under Florida law, the elements of a defamation claim are:
1. the defendant published a false statement;
2. about the plaintiff;
3. to a third party; and
4. the falsity of the statement caused injury to the plaintiff.
SO, as you can see, its not likely they would win since the information was not false.
Still, if they sue, you need to hire an attorney to defend...that would be my chief conern.
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