Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law

Is it illegal to call a hospital pretending to be a patient

Customer Question
to inquire about their appointment...
Is it illegal to call a hospital pretending to be a patient to inquire about their appointment time? I live in fl
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
8/5/2015
Criminal Lawyer: ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 17,515
Experience: Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney
Verified

Thank you for using JustAnswer.

Yes, IF the patient did not consent first. This would be criminal use of personal identification information (Florida statute 817.568). Now if there is consent by the patient to do this, then it would not be illegal, as the person calling would be acting as an agent for that patient. Otherwise, it's identity theft, and could be charged as a felony of the third degree).

Hope that clears things up a bit. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for my answer unless and until you rate it a 3, 4, 5 (good or better). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Criminal Lawyer: ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Did you have any other questions before you rate this answer?

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Criminal Lawyer: ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I see that you have not responded in some time. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (good or better). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Ask ScottyMacEsq Your Own Question
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 17,515
17,515 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

ScottyMacEsq is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,194 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,063 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,862 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,631 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
My girlfriend was charged with a criminal offense and is
My girlfriend was charged with a criminal offense and is using the local version of the "Public Defender" as her attorney. This particular case is a misdemeanor, but it relates to a felony conviction … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
My girlfriend was charged with a criminal offense and is
My girlfriend was charged with a criminal offense and is using the local version of the "Public Defender" as her attorney. This particular case is a misdemeanor, but it relates to a felony conviction … read more
Bill Attorney
Bill Attorney
law
1,604 satisfied customers
I'm looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Miami FL
I'm looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Miami FL area … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I have a question for a criminal attorney. No, I'm not a
I have a question for a criminal attorney. No, I'm not a criminal, but yes a crime may have been committed.… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,157 satisfied customers
I found out I was part of identity theft. Someone had
I found out I was part of identity theft. Someone had created about 2 credit cards under my name. I reported this to the police. There has been an investigation started. I later found my sister had do… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
18,366 satisfied customers
I live in the state of or this is for a law criminal lawyer.
I live in the state of Virginia or this is for a Virginia law criminal lawyer. A neighbor called the police in April of 2016 as she thought I was too noisy. She moved out in September of 2016. She and… read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,295 satisfied customers
If a Plaintiff in a case, engaged in a criminal act, and
If a Plaintiff in a case, engaged in a criminal act, and that individual was the Plaintiff of a case which the State was representing; what effect would that have on their case standing?… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
Should a criminal case be stayed or request for later
Should a criminal case be stayed or request for later pretrial hearing for premarked exhibits if there are pending proceedings for two civil cases related to a federal criminal case that may change th… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,714 satisfied customers
Is providing false affidavits a criminal action and if so if
is providing false affidavits a criminal action and if so if an arrest or mitmus is issued on that basis, is that also a criminal action.… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
In Massachusetts. A police report filed for Criminal
In Massachusetts. A police report filed for Criminal Harassment (c265, s43A) contained firearms license status, and "he purchased 20 guns in the year leading up to this dispute." No malice, no threats… read more
James Daloisio
James Daloisio
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
82 satisfied customers
A friend was charged with criminal possession of a firearm,
Good afternoon. A friend was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, it was pled down to "attempted criminal possession of a firearm", and he received a 2.5 year sentence. He has already been i… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My eleven-year-old daughter has two counts identity theft
My eleven-year-old daughter has two counts identity theft two counts stolen credit card Oregon law. What are possible consequences without legal representation? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
It's a criminal law question It's a criminal law question.
It's a criminal law question It's a criminal law question … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,810 satisfied customers
My friend is in custody for identity theft warrant in
My friend is in custody for identity theft warrant in Pennsylvania. We live in Georgia. At the hearing at the county magistrate the they gave him 2 options. To either sign a waiver or not & they said … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,693 satisfied customers
I was a victim of identity theft and am looking into if
I was a victim of identity theft and am looking into if restitution is possible for the charges i recived … read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
11,707 satisfied customers
I am the victim of identity theft. T-Mobile keeps sending me
I am the victim of identity theft. T-Mobile keeps sending me bills for a phone I never bought in spite of numerous reports of fraud to them. Can T-mobile be charged with attempted theft of my money? C… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I was recently a victim of identity theft by a friend and
I was recently a victim of identity theft by a friend and coworker who stole and used my ATM card. I did not notice the transactions until March 24th, when I reported them as fraudulent to my credit u… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I was just arrested for identity theft, a felony, in
hi. i was just arrested for identity theft, a felony, in colorado dating from 2012-2013. is there a statute of limitation for it there and how long is it? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x