Richmond, VA asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia

Q: My ex husband stole my iPhone and hacked my worked social media accounts (I am an entertainer at a Gentleman’s club)

My ex husband stole my iPhone (I let my 7 year old son borrow it for the day and it can only be used on WiFi) my ex husband and or his girlfriend hacked my work social media accounts. I changed my Instagram picture to a NUDE photo of me and put his phone number on my Instagram to try to get the code to change the email. I shut down my Instagram before that happened though but I have screenshots he sent me from my stolen phone. Is there a way 1) I can legally get my phone back without having to file any reports 2) what kind of charges can I press against him?

1 Lawyer Answer
Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You could file a civil lawsuit against him. If you'd like to do that, you should go to your local General District Court and tell them the situation and they will give you the paperwork to file the suit.

If he's stolen your phone, he could be charged with larceny. If he's hacked into your accounts, he could be charged with computer trespass.

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