Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
I knew this but this is a public place. If it were that easy I could call the cops and they would charge him. The police have actually used his audio against people.
thanks. it seems this is not black and white. I have been told it only applies to places that you can "reasonably expect privacy". the argument would be that anything outside you cannot expect privacy.
I have read the statute and it sounds great but obviously law enforcement nor the states attorney who filed the case on behalf of law enforcement sees this as you do.
SO In ThisCaseVideo IsOk
ok thanks. one last thing. if this person is taking video/audio of someone and the camera is pointing at your front door and where he can record into your open garage area.....are those places where "reasonable privacy" would be expected? I would argue yes.
the camera is "fixed" 24/7 at my front door.
I just returned from both the Police and State's Attorney office and discussed this with all the talking points you provided. They said no way is this a criminal issue. At best they said maybe a civil issue but highly unlikely.
so how would you go about getting this across to the police? write something up and provide it as a statement?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).