Recording A Phone Call

What Is The Punishment For Recording A Phone Call?

- RJ, Texas

Answer:

The punishment for recording a phone call is a two to twenty years in prison (a second degree felony). However, it's not illegal for the cops to record a phone call if they have a warrant. It is also not illegal if one of the parties to the call knows it's being recorded.

In other words you can record your own calls. It's also legal for one of your friends to do the recording as long you have given them permission – but the recording can't be used for an illegal purpose like blackmailing someone.

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