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What is the law on wiretapping a persons cellphone is it a

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what is the law on wiretapping a persons cellphone is it a crime? if so, to what extent?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 2 years ago.


In what state would this be?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

Wiretapping is actually illegal under both federal and state law, so a defendant could be penalized twice for wiretapping someone's phone. In Nevada, it is a category D felony, punishable by 1-4 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $5000. The person(s) wiretapped can also sue the wiretapper for $100-$1000 per day plus punitive damages. Violation of the federal wiretapping law carries up to 5 years in prison and a fine as well.