My friend called his son and his phone was on speakerphone in a public place .... and u can hear the mother of the child telling the child what to say ... basically coaching the child and I happen to record this call and gave it to a social investigator because the mother is alienating the child from his father.
In the future I suggest that you do not meddle in your friends affairs. Recording that phone call without the consent of the other party is a criminal act. You may need to consult a criminal law attorney at this point.
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Sorry to hear. However, by recording a call without the other person's consent you may have committed a crime and if you provided it to a third person you may have created an adverse witness. I do not recommend recording any calls without consent.
With that being said, you could have just advised the social worker what you heard.
There are many issues regarding the right of a parent to record phone calls with his child. I would suggest you seek counsel before you discuss this with anyone. Just because your friend put a call on speaker phone does not make it a public call as far as the person on the other side of the call is concerned
For getting involved in other people's business you may very well have a) committed a felony, b) admitted / confessed to it and c) handed over the evidence which can be used to prosecute you.
Not terribly clever.
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