Should you record domestic/emotional abuse? Is it legal where I live?
This information should not be construed as legal advice
Some U.S states require only one person’s consent when recording a conversation whether it be in person or on the telephone. Other states are considered two-party or all-party states.
Below, you will find a table created by Matthiesen,Wickert, & Lehrer (Attorneys at Law) that I borrowed to educate my readers on audio-taping conversations with their spouses. I suggest downloading their pdf titled “Laws on Recording Conversations in All 50 States” to better understand if you should or shouldn’t record instances of domestic abuse, emotional trauma perpetrated by your spouse , or child abuse. Their website is at www.mwl-law.com
Find the pdf with the link below