Atlanta, GA asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: If messages were illegally obtained and sent to another party, would that other party be liable under this code?

A couple is going through a divorce. Husband broke into her Apple Watch and took pics of messages showing evidence of affair and sent messages to others. My question is are the other parties subject to this same rule (16-11-62) as they did not intentionally obtain the messages themselves.

2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There isn't enough information to answer such a specific question. In general, evidence that is obtained in violation of the law cannot be used in court.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. There are facts here that we don't know, but if information was obtained illegally then it most likely won't be used in court. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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