Fogelsville, PA asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I legally record a motel clerk speaking to me at the front desk in Pennsylvania without getting permission?

Can I legally record a motel clerk speaking to me at the front desk in Pennsylvania without getting permission?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Plantation, FL

A: It depends on the laws in Pennsylvania and if this place is considered public. For example, in Florida there is a 2 party consent wire tap law. This means in FL, if you want to audio record an individual, you need their consent. Other states, like Georgia, have a 1 party consent law, which would not require the other person's consent; only your consent. Contact a local attorney in Pennsylvania or check the local laws for the most accurate information.

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