Dallas Unlawful Interception, Use, or Disclosure of Wire, Oral, or Electronic Communications Attorney

Under certain circumstances, if you record a phone call, you could be guilty of unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communication.  Likewise, if you intercept an email, or record a conversation, you could also be charged with unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communication.

However, in some instances, it’s not unlawful to record phone calls, or other conversations.  For example, if you are a party to the phone call or conversation, you cannot be prosecuted for unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communication.  Also, if a party to the phone call or conversation authorized you to record, you cannot be prosecuted.  Finally, law enforcement is allowed to record such transmissions, when authorized by court order, or in certain emergency situations.

Depending upon the facts, unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communication can be charged as either a state jail felony or a felony of the second degree.  State jail felonies are punishable by 180 days to 2 years in the state jail, and a fine of up to $10,000.  Second degree felonies are punishable by 2 to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.