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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a private investigator hack into my laptop and make copies of what legal public websites I view.
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Dec 12, 2023

In South Carolina, as in other states, it is illegal for a private investigator or anyone else to hack into your laptop without your consent. Hacking, which includes unauthorized access to someone's computer or digital accounts, is a violation of both federal and state laws.

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Are residents able to retain any emails that invoke their own name/address from an HoA/Poa in South Carolina and
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 28, 2023

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Some questions go unanswered; you could try posting under Real Estate for better chances of a response. But as a general legal matter in retaining emails in any setting, it could depend on the entity's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Can you get a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign in a private community in South Carolina
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
answered on Oct 24, 2019

The short answer is yes. If the sign complies with the required statutes it is unlawful to not stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for South Carolina on
Q: I'm being harassed by phone from a south carolina resident and I live in P.a..what are my options for filing suit?
John W. Molony
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answered on Dec 18, 2018

As a South Carolina attorney I cannot speak to the law in Pennsylvania. In South Carolina in situations where one feels threatened or in need of protection, one can seek either a Family Court Order Of Protection or a Restraining Order from a Magistrates’ Court. One would seek an Order of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: How does an unlawful communication case go down in court? What are the penalties? Is jail time a likely outcome?

Someone i know allegedly sent someone one text six months ago that was about a sentence long, and used a profane word. He was pulled over for a traffic violation and was sent to the city for a warrant for unlawful communication. He is worried that he will be sent to jail over one text message from... View More

James Thomas
James Thomas
answered on Sep 3, 2017

The possible penalties for a violation of South Carolina's unlawful communication statute (SC Code 16-17-430) are a fine between $100 and $500 or a jail sentence of up to 30 days. So a jail sentence does not have to be imposed upon a conviction, but it would be wise to retain an attorney to... View More

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