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If you suspect your spouse of having an affair.

Can you place a wire tap on your home phone?
Are the conversations admissible in court?


Vince, New Haven, CT


Under the Radar Member
I don't think so

Depending on the state, either one or both parties of a conversation must be aware it's being taped for it to be legal/admissible. Taping a conversation in the way you're suggesting is - I believe - a felony.


Under the Radar Member
Look here http://www.rcfp.org/taping/

"Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-570d: It is an invasion of privacy to tape a telephone conversation in Connecticut without the consent of all parties. Consent should be in writing or should be given on the recording, or a verbal warning that the conversation is being taped should be included in the recording.

Anyone who records a telephone conversation without the consent of all the parties is subject to liability for civil damages, as well as litigation costs and attorney fees. In addition, it is a felony punishable by imprisonment for one to five years for anyone who is not a party to a conversation to mechanically overhear or record that conversation, including telephonic and cellular or wireless communications and face-to-face discussions, without the consent of at least one party. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-187, 189 (1999)."

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