Have you heard the news? Various news outlets have reported that a Michigan man faces felony anti-hacking charges because he checked his wife's email on a family computer! The emails reportedly revealed that she had been having an affair. What is your opinion about a prosecutor bringing criminal charges in this divorce context?
As divorce attorneys in Augusta, Georgia, we have warned you before about this very possibility. You must be careful about how you attempt to prove adultery. In other words, even if you suspect your spouse of committing adultery, we have always recommended that you should carefully discuss with your own divorce lawyer the proper ways to obtain the evidence of infidelity. More simply put, as any attorney will tell you, you should always use legitimate means to prove your worthless spouse, "Sluggo," is cheating, because he isn't worth going to jail over!
Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not the Michigan man violated any anti-hacking laws or did anything wrong. His criminal defense attorney reportedly maintains that his client had legitimately accessed a family computer. His criminal lawyer also has reportedly raised a good question: Don't Michigan prosecutors have better things to do than to bring criminal charges like this one in this divorce case!?
What do you think?