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Is it a crime if I look at my spouse's email account without I my husband hacking into my email account, finding the password ***** looking at emails to find something against without permission an offense ?

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Ohio

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I have not. I have a meeting tomorrow

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He thought I was lying and looking for evidence

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Hello,

Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Yes, technically it can be a crime to enter into a spouses accounts without authorization. Ohio law makes it a crime to access another's password ***** accounts without permission. There is no exception for spouses.

Here is the law:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913

However, law enforcement rarely gets involved (if ever) in these matters when it involves a domestic dispute. They take the position it is a civil matter for the divorce court to handle.

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