Get consent before recording conversations in Illinois

People confuse the laws of eavesdropping. Eavesdropping laws vary from state to state. This article addresses only the law in Illinois. With the law, there are exceptions for police and law enforcement agencies. I represent individuals and small business owners.

For the average person the law is very clear. Do not record conversations with other people without their consent. This means that each call participant must consent to record. If four people are talking, all four must agree with his account. Two people from the four sides of the speech can not give consent to the recording of the conversation.

There are two very important reasons: either get the consent of all, or does not record the conversation. Firstly, meaningless conversation recording will never be tolerated in any civil or criminal proceedings. Second, information about disobedience – is a crime Class 4 (behind bars 1-3 years) for a first offense, a felony 3 class (3-7 years in prison) for the following offenses, as well as first-class offense (4-15 years prison) time) when recording a police officer, the state attorney, the assistant state attorney, the Attorney General, the assistant Attorney General or the judges.

The term of the conversation after the manner of eavesdropping means any verbal communication between two or more persons, whether appointed one or more sides of the private nature of the circumstances that justify this expectation. Thus, people do not even need to wait for particular. If you want to record a conversation, you have to ask everyone to accept the entry.

The main way, committing wiretapping, lies in the fact that it deliberately uses the eavesdropping device for listening or recording of all or any part of any conversations, intercepts, stores and rewrites the electronic relationship, if he does not do it with the consent of all parties to a conversation or electronic communication.

Remember that you are not helping yourself or your situation to record a conversation without the consent of all.