Oak Grove, LA asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Louisiana

Q: Accidently grabbed my uncle's mail out of our shared mailbox. Supposedly I tampered with his mail. I never opened it.

But he had asked me to leave his mail in the box the other month and ever since then I have except for the other day when I realized I grabbed it on accident, only realizing when I had already turned the van off (which was on e,by the way) and I had to get my sleeping kids in the house because it was hot and I couldn't turn the van back on without wasting the gas that was left in reserve. Then things kinda went on from there after I got the kids in I forgot. Now he's saying I'm tampering with the mail ( I've never opened his mail) . And he got his mail... Am I going to jail?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: No but maybe you want to get a post office box

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