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Hello, one of my friends hacked his girlfriends email by guessing a password. What is the punishment if he is caught and should he get a defense attorney?
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In what is state is your friend located?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Massachusetts

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What is the punishment if he is caught

Response 1: Up to two and half years in jail and not more than $3,000.00 in fine.

and should he get a defense attorney?

Response 2: Yes, if he is charged. You can use the following sites to find local Attorneys:

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
In your experience what is the average sentencing and what is the standard of evidence to be caught?

I have not had a client with the problem. So, I will opt out to give another Attorney the opportunity to further assist you.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
okay
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you. I see that you requested a phone call - and I just tried to call you but the phone just rang. I'll be happy to call you again if you'll just come back on and let me know when would be a good time.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hello Olivia I would prefer a text conversation since I cannot accept phone calls at this time

Sure. I can do that. I can also call you later if you'd prefer.

If you're looking for guidance on hacking - and cyber-crime generally you'll want to look at http://www.mass.gov/ago/public-safety/cyber-crime-and-internet-safety/computer-and-online-privacy/hacking.html (in addition to, obviously, us talking).

The previous expert was absolutely correct regarding the Massachusetts sentences... but there's always a concern with any cyber crime regarding federal penalties.

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Are they likely to be interested with someone's logging on to their girlfriend's account - possibly not - but it is a possibility.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
My main question is what area of law would it be, it worth getting an attorney, and have there been any cases like that to your knowledge in the past?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am trying to gauge what my next steps should be or if she has a case

It's worth getting an attorney if you're charged. Prior to that there's really no reason to get one.

You'll want a criminal attorney and preferably one that has experience with cyber crimes.

Sure, there are likely cases in every state. It depends upon each prosecutor though, as far as to what extent they pursue them.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Great thank you, ***** ***** you 5 stars.

Thank you :) It's my pleasure. Please reach out of you need anything in the future. You can ask for me directly by putting FOR OLIVIA in the first line of your question.

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