I found a GPS tracking device on my car, that was put there by private investigators that my ex husband had hired. I this legal?
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I agree with my two colleagues. Do not talk with the police. Contact and hire an attorney as soon as possible. Normally, to get a GPS put on a vehicle, law enforcement has to go through a lengthy task of getting a search warrant and the GPS can only be put on the vehicle for a certain number of days and then removed. Probable cause of a crime must be shown before a warrant will issue. Technically, the private investigators circumventing the law and committed a form of invasion of privacy and eavesdropping by monitoring the travels of your car without any involvement of the courts or law enforcement. However, something much bigger is going on right now and you need an attorney.
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Clearly the ex is up to something and to be forewarned is to be forearmed. I do not agree with law enfrorcement regarding a potential theft allegation, but no matter.
Good luck to you.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Hire an attorney today if you can. You should also stop talking to any law enforcement and start writing down everything that happened, with names and times.