Recording Phone Calls in Michigan – Can I Record A Phone Call When I Am Talking To Someone?

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I have a quick question regarding recording phone calls. I have heard in the past that laws vary state to state on if you need to inform the other party that you are recording the phone conversation or not. I’m curious what I need to do legally in Michigan. We have been getting harassed from a certain individual and before proceeding to further legal matters I would like to begin recording the phone conversations. Obviously the threat of recording may mitigate some of the harassment that we are getting, however I was under the impression that in Michigan I can record the phone conversation without their knowledge. Is that accurate or was I misinformed? Thank you in advance.

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  1. Peter A. Torrice on December 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm said:

    This legal issue was addressed in detail in the post link below:

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/?p=426

    As you will see from the discussion in this blog post, under Michigan law as long as you are a party to the conversation, you may record the conversation without violating Michigan’s eavesdropping statute . . . so as a general rule, when you are talking to someone else in Michigan, expect that your conversation may be recorded because this is perfectly lawful.

    Thank you for your question! If you need help in any Michigan legal matters, please feel free to call us.

    PETER A. TORRICE
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

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