By you leaving a message on the answering machine, it is deemed your consent, you knew it was being recorded. The Florida wiretap law applies only to secret recordings of conversations. The transcript of the conversations can be used if they can prove they are accurate to what was on the tape, which you can challenge if the were not done by a certified transcriptionist and verified as accurate. Unfortunately, they can legally use the tape or the transcript if it is accurate in the violation proceeding against you. Technically, you did violate the protective order by calling, but again, you did not actually speak to her and you can argue that you left a message instead of speaking to her because you believed that leaving a message was not actual contact and not violating the protective order. It is a weak argument, but the judge may buy it.
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