Florida Statute Section 934.03 governs the interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications in Florida. In Jacksonville Illegal Wiretapping Cases, a person records the conversation of another person without his or her consent. While most people are aware that you cannot record someone else’s conversation in Jacksonville, Florida, they are not aware that you cannot record your own conversation. If you want to record a conversation, you must have the consent of all of the parties involved. Florida is a two-party consent state. Therefore, both of the people in a telephone conversation, or any other oral communication, must be aware that the conversation is being recorded. If you are recording your own conversation, be sure to advise the other person that you are recording the call.
Quite often, Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys and Florida Family Law Attorneys will encounter a case in which spouses, in the midst of a divorce or custody battle, will make a secret recording to obtain evidence. For more information on domestic cases, read “Wiretapping Teddy Bear Leads to Large Fine” written by attorney, Kelly Ryan. For more information, on federal and state wiretapping laws, visit the National Conference of State Legislatures. If you have been charged with violating the Florida wiretapping law, contact a Florida Criminal Defense Attorney immediately.