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Discussion in 'Criminal Procedure, Criminal Court' started by nmaher1211, Nov 18, 2019.

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  1. nmaher1211

    nmaher1211 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can a civilian use listening surveillance on another person and hand it over to the cops, can the cops use that in court?
     
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    Were they a party to the conversation? What is on the tape that would interest the police?
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Minnesota allows you to secretly record a conversation ONLY if you are a party to that conversation. Otherwise, no.

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    https://www.rcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/imported/CANWETAPE.pdf
     
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    Please stop posting to dead threads.
     
  5. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    This is an old one and I was surprised too. Although I'm not sure of the answers based on the limited amount of information. I think it would depend upon the type of communication. For example, if it's wireless communication - the easiest example being unencrypted - then there would not be the same issue present as a private wire communication, etc.

    But a good point that we need to lock down the old posts again. Thanks to both of you for your input.
     
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