What are the laws regarding tape recordings as evidence?

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What are the laws regarding tape recordings as evidence?

Can I use tape recording in court to defend myself regarding a restraining order?

Asked on November 4, 2011 under Criminal Law, Florida

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

In many states in this country, the taping of a person's telephone conversation is illegal unless expressly authorized. However, tapings of people talking away from the use of a telephone are allowed in that in such a situation there is no justifiable expection of privacy.

If you are involved in a restraining order situation, I recommend that you consult with an attorney as how to defend yourself and whether or not the tape recording you have written about can be used legally in the proceeding.

Good luck to you.


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