Private Investigations and Personal Security/Police going through mail
I was wondering if police officers are aloud to go through your mail when searching your car. Can they open it? I read that it is a federal crime for ANYONE that opens someone mail. It violates their privacy. They can only open it when a warrant. Is this true? Does it matter if your the sender or reciever of the mail? Thanks.
Your question is very complicated but I will try to give you the most accurate answer that I can. It is a federal crime to open someone's mail but that law refers to taking it out of their mailbox before they get it and similar situations - not necessarily the one you described - and it applies to the addressee, not the sender.
In order to clarify what happened in your situation, we would have to discuss the situation in great depth.
I don't mean to be vague with respect to your underlying question but I simply can't answer it without knowing a lot more facts about the scenario involved. If you have further questions, I would advise you to consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction who could answer your question in greater detail.
I hope this helps answer your question.
Wishing you good health and happiness,