Cordless Phone Conversations

Cordless Phone Conversations

Post by Jprichet » Fri, 03 Jan 1997 04:00:00

If you hear a conversation in Pennsylvania where someone is threatening
physical harm to an individual and/or his property, is it legal to tape
record future conversations as proof of these threats?  

 
 
 

Cordless Phone Conversations

Post by Andy Mos » Fri, 03 Jan 1997 04:00:00



> If you hear a conversation in Pennsylvania where someone is threatening
> physical harm to an individual and/or his property, is it legal to tape
> record future conversations as proof of these threats?

FWIW.....

In Canada (just north o' ya') it would only be "admissable evidence" if
one of the two parties on the phone were aware that the conversation
were being recorded.  I suspect it's the same down your way.  So to
answer your question.  No.

--
Andy Moss
"I often fantasize about my inability to daydream....."

 
 
 

Cordless Phone Conversations

Post by Native21 » Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:00:00

   In Texas it would be a felony to record what you heard on the phone
without the permission of one of the participants.  However, balance that
with living with yourself if someone really DID get killed and you knew
about it in advance.  I'd call the police and give them as much SPECIFIC
information as possible.  I am a police officer and can tell you that we
can take action based on anonymous info, but it has to be specific.  The
more specific the info the more action we can take.
   By the way, calls to 911 are recorded and traced.  Many police depts
have a non-emergency number that is recorded, but not traced.  Then
there's always you cell phone....

Steve