Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: If you are staying in a hotel can law enforcement spy on you visually while in the room and record your conversations

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You mean use cameras to spy on you in your room?? Only if they have probable cause and a warrant. They often use video and auduo equipment to record illegal transactions. But just randomly spying the answer is no. I sense there is a great deal of information you are not sharing, correctly I might add. If your question comes from an actual fact sitution you should contact a local criminal defense attorney.

NiaLena Caravasos

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Law enforcement would have to have a warrant in order to run surveillance and tap your conversations. They can only get such a warrant if they have convinced a court that there is probable cause of criminal activity by you and/or someone else in the room. If your question is more than just a hypothetical, I strongly suggest that you reach out to a criminal lawyer in Pennsylvania in order to further discuss your situation.

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Let me note if you were charged with something you don't want to discuss this further on a public website. You need the advice of a criminal defense attorney. This isn't d.i.y. time.

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