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.
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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?
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