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    espia17 is offline Junior Member
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    audio recordings

    What is the name of your state? pennsylvania

    I am taking my ex-boyfriend to small claims court for a civil claim, a monetary dispute. Would audio of phone conversations be admissible in court if they were obtained without his knowledge that the conversations were recorded?
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    Recording conversation

    I don't think so.

    [url]http://www.rcfp.org/taping/[/url]

    This should get you to Pennslyvania state law on taping conversation
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    18 Pa. Cons. Stat. 5703, 5704: It is a felony to intercept any wire, oral or electronic communication without the consent of all participants. It also is a felony to disclose or use the contents of a communication when there is reason to know those contents were obtained through an illegal interception.

    Under the statute, consent is not required for the taping of a non-electronic communication uttered by a person who does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in that communication. See definition of "oral communication," 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. 5702.


    So how did you record this conversation and what are the facts?
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    No I believe taped recordings without consent can't be used as evidence. In most cases the only time tape recordings can be used is if for example, you meet with someone and you are carrying a voice recorder and record your conversation. Otherwise the recordings can not come into evidence in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessa View Post
    No I believe taped recordings without consent can't be used as evidence. In most cases the only time tape recordings can be used is if for example, you meet with someone and you are carrying a voice recorder and record your conversation. Otherwise the recordings can not come into evidence in court.
    And that would be wrong.

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