Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:04 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:08 AM
Is it legal in Maryland to record someone without their consent and can it be used in court?
Maryland is state that in most circumstances requires all parties to a private conversation to consent to the recording. There are, of course, exceptions to the state wiretapping law, primarily for law enforcement recording a conversation under a warrant issued by a court. Violations of the wiretapping statutes are felony offenses. In general, a recording that is illegally obtained is not admissible as evidence in court, but the details of the recording and how it would be used in the hearing or trial are important to that determination.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:10 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:17 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:52 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:10 PM
Depends on whom you're recording and how. The prior responses address "wiretapping" and other types of electronic communications, but those laws may not apply if, for example, you're recording an in-person communication.
Maryland law also makes it a crime to tape in person private conversations without the consent of all parties involved in the conversation. That is expressly addressed in the wiretap statute.
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