Is it mail theft or tampering?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Jacksonville, FL

Due to a family dispute, I was forced to leave my mother's house. My younger brother lives next door to her. If he comes over to our mothers house and takes my mail that was delivered to my mother's house, does that constitute mail tampering or theft?

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  1. John Skyler Riordan

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    Answered . No, provided he is doing it with permission from both you and your mother.

    John S. Riordan, Esq., is a partner with Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, Wander, Bamdas, Eskalyo &... more
  2. Tracey Lyn Sticco

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    Answered . No. As with any type of theft, taking someone else's property is only a crime when it is taken without their consent.

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