Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: Are recordings made in a one-party consent state permissible in a two party consent state?

I’m currently in a civil lawsuit in Florida with someone who’s main residence is in NEw York The former partner of the person that I am suing just passed along recordings where they are confessing to having committed the offense in which I’m suing them for. New York is a one party consent state and Florida is a two party consent state. I DID NOT MAKE THE RECORDINGS NOR DID I ASK HIS PARTNER TO MAKE THE RECORDINGS. THEY WERE OBTAINED BY A THIRD PARTY. would these recordings be admissible in court in Florida ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, if the recordings were made in New York, and if to make the recordings was legal in that state, they would be admissible in Florida, in my opinion.

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