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In North Carolina, what is the law regarding recording another person's conversations to use as evidence against them?

Hickory, NC |

I work for the the city of Hickory, North Carolina, and some co-workers have threatened to use voice recorders against me. They say only one person has to be informed about the recorder, and that person can be the one with the recorder. I do not agree any help?

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  1. North Carolina makes it a crime to intercept or record any oral communication unless one party to the conversation consents. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-287.

    See my Legal Guide "Recording Conversations.."

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/recording-conversations-in-illinois

    In my state, the answer is no. But....

    You need a lawyer because I do not practice in NC (I am in Chicago, IL). Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details. Like Ohio and perhaps Colorado, North Carolina's wiretapping law is a "one-party consent" law. North Carolina makes it a crime to intercept or record any "wire, oral, or electronic communication" unless one party to the conversation consents. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-287.

    Again, check with a lawyer in your locale.

    Good luck to you.

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