If my girlfriend put spyware on my phone, even if she paid for the minutes is this illegal?

I own the phone and we have been living together for about 2 months. She did not tell me before installing the spyware and mentioned after my phone might be tap but did not say by her. When I found out u asked her she admit ed to doing it and took it off right after. Is this illegal and what is the statue of limitations for such a crime?

Asked on April 13, 2014 under Criminal Law, Colorado

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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country what you have written about is an illegal act by your girlfriend (criminal) where your rights of privacy has been infringed upon. The statute of limitations is one year starting from when you become aware of the improper act.


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