If my stepson’s mother taped our phone conversation without my consent, can it be used against me I court?

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If my stepson’s mother taped our phone conversation without my consent, can it be used against me I court?

My stepson mother has taped our phone conversation without my consent and is threatening to use it against me in court. Is this a legal and did she commit a crime?

Asked on July 5, 2018 under Personal Injury, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, NY is what is known as a "1 party consent" state. Therefore, as long as one person consents to the recording it is legal. Accordingly, it can be used in court if the judge allows.


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