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Are recordings permissible as evidence in civil proceedings

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are recordings permissible as evidence in civil proceedings if the person being sued was unaware of them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

Any statement made by a party is admissible into evidence against them, and is not considered hearsay. N.C. Rules of Evidence, R 801. Under N.C. Gen. Stat., Section 15A-287, only one party to a conversation need consent to it being recorded. So, if you're recording your own conversation, that's admissible, even if you didn't tell the other party. Or if someone else in the conversation said you could record it, that's also OK.

Note that the recording would have had to have been made in North Carolina or in another one-party consent state.

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