Legal Question in Discrimination Law in Texas

Since Texas is a one party state for consent for audio recordings, if the other party informs the one recording to please turn off any recording devices and that other party does not comply or acknowledge they are recording, is that recording considered admissable as evidence in a court of law?

Asked on 8/16/13, 10:37 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

Only one party must consent no matter what the other party says. This may or may not be true if the other party is in a different state. The party recording does not have to not record and frankly, in my opinion, it is generally smart to record potentially difficult conversations to avoid accusations of lying, intimidation, threats, etc.

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Answered on 8/16/13, 12:49 pm

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