Corona, CA asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California

Q: Can a person cc'd in email be responsible for the contents?

4 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Incomplete hypothetical. Depends on what was written, who wrote it, why it was written, at whose request it was written, and perhaps many other factors. There is no substitute for a detailed evaluation of the facts.

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As previously stated - we can't answer that question with the limited amount of information provided. If you provide more information per the previous answer we might be able to give you some guidance...

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In addition, you should NOT be discussing your case on an open forum like this.

It is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the court where you would have to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case. In those cases, I usually try to refer the potential client to a lawyer that is closer to where this happened.

Most DUI and Accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts. For other areas of law, many lawyers will bill for a consultation.

For a criminal case, success may depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details regarding the stop and arrest as well as a review of the facts of your case.

Call a local attorney to discuss in more detail and request an appointment...and/or please remember that the court will appoint a court-appointed lawyer for you and that lawyer will have all the evidence in front of him/her and be in a better position to give you an intelligent answer.

If you need help finding a good lawyer and are in a position to retain one, please contact me at 760 837 7500 and I will give you some names.

my best guess is that a person cc'd would not have any exposure for something someone else wrote........but still need more info.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: As the other attorneys have already indicated, more information is needed. Without knowing the context of the situation, an attorney could only speculate. Also, when you say "responsible for," that's a broad term. "Responsible for" could mean being placed on notice of the information cc'd, but not necessarily being expected or required to act upon it. Or it COULD mean being required to act. It all depends on the context and the setting. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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