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Also, if you would like to chat on the phone, let me know and I can make that happen. I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Are you asking if you can be prosecuted, in CA, for accessing your spouse's account without his permission?
Locking him out of the house is not a crime
But accessing his account without his permission?That is a crime under CA law. You could be prosecuted.
Now...the police have discretion. What you are describing does not sound serious...sounds like something that should be resolved in civil court. So it would not surprise me to learn that the lawyer requested you be prosecuted and the police refuse to take the case.
But to answer the question, is it possible (that you be prosecuted)?The answer is yes.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that it is not a crime to access your spouses account without permission, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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Thanks for your understanding