Q: Is Texas a one party consent law for recorded phone conversations? Is this admissible in court?
I need a lawyer for juvenile son with disability. He has been the victim of malicious prosecution
No summons to appear
Detained 17 days proper protocol not followed for suicide watch
“Sentenced” without lawyer
Received “deferred prosecution” for 1st degree felony
None of this entered into central database
A: For the purposes of adult criminal law, introducing the recordings will require a witness who is acquainted with the voice of the speakers and can identify them. The witness should be able to establish who made the recording, how it was made, that it is a fair and accurate representation of what was said with no alterations or deletions. See Rule 901 generally and specifically Rule 901(b)(5) of the Texas rules of evidence.
I'll leave the rest of this question to someone who handles Juvenile Law because they play by different rules.
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