Is it legal for me to do so without informing the local authorities?
Would it simply come down to I can do anything I want as long as I
don't break any laws?
Is it possible to legally access original case files or online
forensic databases (fingerprints, DNA, etc).
This varies by jurisdiction and type of information.
In most cases, ...
This is fine.
You can use initials, shortened names, common nicknames (Bob/Robert), omit middle names, and so forth without causing yourself any problems. Things can get more complicated if you sign by a name that is different from names that you normally use elsewhere - such as if you are called Christopher Smith and you sign as Donald Jones, having not ...
The two cases are very different.
The first involves a debt collector entering onto property in connection with an allegedly overdue utility bill, which is something a debt collector ordinarily would not be permitted to do without a money judgment following a court proceeding and further court orders authorizing collection of the debt from tangible personal ...
Assuming there was no warrant, is this legal? Does it matter that the debt was not owed, or would it be the same if the homeowner really owed their energy company money?
No, it is not lawful without a valid warrant from the High Court giving them the right to force entry.
Whether the debt is owed is irrelevant to the illegal act. No valid warrant, no right ...