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what is the penalty for opening another persons mail

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a person has opened a relatives government mail on purpose. she steamed open the envelope. what is the penalty for this
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Ms Chase replied 8 years ago.

The penalty will depend on proof. You should contact your local postmaster and he will tell you how to file the complaint with the post office, and will most likely tell you to file a police complaint as well. It is a federal offense to open someone else's mail.


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two housekeepers noticed their employer steaming open a government document. the employer stated that she wanted to see if her mother in law had been issued a new driver licence or not. what is the penalty for this with two witnesses to the act?
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 8 years ago.
According to the Canadian Post Corporation Act (see Paragraphs 48 & 60) unauthorized opening of mail carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. Click here for Canada Post contact information.



The following information is included in case the offense took place in the United States:



According to this article, one count of mail tampering carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.



Click here for information on how to file a complaint with United States Postal Service.



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