Orlando, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: is tampering with someone else's laundry a criminal act?

a fellow tenant is adding fabric softener sheets into my laundry when it's in the dryer, completely without my consent. it's possible I can acquire video evidence.

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Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Seriously? Tampering? Maybe she is being kind! Wow!

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: What may seem like an act of kindness may have negative consequences. Some people may be allergic to the chemicals or odors that these dryer sheets have. Allergic reactions can induce medical problems. And these days you don't want to end up in an emergency room.

All hyperbole aside, simply locate the well-intended neighbor and ask them nicely not to tamper with your laundry. I don't really see this as a criminal act, though.

Good Luck.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Jonathan is correct in his assessment...if you feel so violated, you should contact your local law enforcement. But from a practical point of view, this is not a serious matter in light of the goings on in the nation today...

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