What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I am not sure where to post this, so if I am wrong please forgive me.
Earlier I checked someones' (someone who I am no longer friends with) email with out permission, I know the password as I helped them set up the email, this was done from home. Just to be clear I did not "hack" or use any other program to get access. I simply knew the password and logged in.
Now though I am worried. I really have two questions.
1. I know its morally wrong and a violation of one's privacy, but is it illegal?
2. If caught what is the punishment if any?