Reply To: Recording statements over the phone and consent

Daniel,

I live in a one party state. I almost never tell them I am recording. I want them to feel more free to speak. knowing they are being recorded can limit the depth in which they respond. I do however say “Yes, I am recording” if they ever ask. I tell them I do it to help write my report. I have never had anyone have an issue. I did see a recent conversation about being in a 1 party state and calling a 2 party state and vice-versa. To me it is a slippery slope. I always err on the side of caution. Also you have people that have cell phone numbers that are 1 party state numbers, but they may be in 2 party states. Always try and gage where a person is when you are speaking with them. Just my 2 cents on the matter. I am not a lawyer and i’m just stating my opinion here.

Matt Spaier

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