You simply cannot learn whether something is legal or illegal from an online video!
Why do you think Law School takes so many years! Because there’s a ton of details to consider in just about every legal opinion. And even then, a judge may not agree with your lawyer!
Here’s five things to consider…
1. Is it ethical?
There is a difference between what’s legal and what’s ethical, but if what you’re considering is unethical you shouldn’t do it. Even if it is legal.
2. Would you want to be caught doing it?
If your case goes to court, what you did is likely to come to light. Here’s a question to ask yourself, “How would I feel if this was broadcast on the 11 o’clock news?” Would you want this to come up every time your name is typed into a search engine? Forever?
3. Does it pass the Sniff Test?
The mere fact that you’re asking the question, “Is this legal?”, may be an indicator that it’s dicey!
4. What if EVERYBODY did it?
This is called the “Law of Universal Projection”. If everybody took this action whenever they felt it was justified, would the world be a better or worse place? Again, the mere fact that you have to ask this question tells me what the most likely answer is.
5. Beware if someone on line says, “It’s perfectly legal to…”
They don’t know the details of your situation, the laws of your city/state or if the law has changed since they learned what they (think) they know!
BONUS TIP: Will your client LET you do it?
A lot of attorneys will place stricter limits on what you can do when working a casae for them that the law does. Don’t get the information and lose the client!
I have a bunch of things that may fall into that category in My book of 51 Dirty Tricks Bad Guys Really Hate.
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Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
P.S. – Do the right thing even if it’s the hard thing!
Here’s last week’s video about infidelity sting operations.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and nothing here is legal advice. Duh.