When Is It Legal to Record a Conversation?

Can I record a conversation?

Sometimes it may be necessary to record a phone call or a conversation. The legality of whether or not you can record a conversation all depends on consent and state and federal laws.

Keep in mind that nearly all states have exceptions to the consent requirement. Common exceptions in most states are court orders, emergency services, police records, etc.

We have prepared a video which explains the basics of recording a conversation in a short and easily understandable format.

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