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Recording Traffic Stops?

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  1. Rossim22

    Rossim22 New Member Established Member

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    Is it legal for me to record the traffic stop with my phone and use it later in court? Would I have to declare that I'm recording him or can I do it without his knowledge/consent? I feel this would help protect me and be valuable for my lawyer to have the actual conversation.
     
  2. Outlaw99

    Outlaw99 Join us. Moderator Premium Member

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    some states have made it illegal to record police officers. period. might want to check your states laws.
     
  3. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    do a Search. the donut shop has a number of posts regarding this very subject and IIRC several that are specific to florida
     
  4. Rossim22

    Rossim22 New Member Established Member

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    I've been getting several different answers, I'll keep searching though
     
  5. NyteByte

    NyteByte Pro-Freedom Established Member

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    I remember reading about several state Supreme Court decisions affirming that recording the police in a public place is legal (a quick Web search reveals this). But is it legal to record the police during a traffic stop where YOU'RE the one being stopped?

    Can't immediately find any info on this. More research is needed.

    Edit: Apparently in the more un-free communist states, such as IL and MA, it's illegal to record the police even in public. Better be careful.

    Link: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...ous_illinois_law_that_makes_it_a_felony_.html
     
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  6. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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  7. svtcop

    svtcop Pain Don't Hurt Established Member

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    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    . Yeppers my bet is on the intentional provocation of the cop for the purpose of embarrassment. Usually it does not end well for the person doing the recording
     
  9. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    You are in public so there is no presumption of privacy...or that's how it should be.

    But

    source:

    [ame=http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116521]Is it Against the Law to Film a Police Officer[/ame]
     
  10. Beerdog80

    Beerdog80 Crazy Oklahoman Established Member

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    More importantly, are you planning on doing something stupid to attract LEO attention?
     
  11. svtcop

    svtcop Pain Don't Hurt Established Member

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    You could always ask the Officer when he/she approaches your car if you can record the interaction.
     
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    cohhbra New Member Established Member

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    Just to let the OP know, asking isn't the best way considering a police officer is legally allowed to lie to you, not make false stories, but if it was legal to record he could tell you it isn't, legally. My suggestion would be to just set your camera up and not say anything about it and if the officer asks if you're recording, you don't have to answer that as you have the right to keep silent at any time.
     
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    silver03svt Official Snowflake Melting Machine Established Member

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    I see you're in another thread spewing mpre garbage. OP, check your states laws. As an LEO, I would have no problem with somebody recording me making a traffic stop on them. VA has no law prohibiting the recording of LEO's in the course of their duties.
     
  14. FordSVTFan

    FordSVTFan Oh, the humanity of it all. Established Member

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    Florida is a two party state. Without notifying the other party you are subject to both Federal and State criminal charges, both felonies.

    Why would the conversation be valuable for your lawyer?
     
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    FordSVTFan Oh, the humanity of it all. Established Member

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    Good job helping the OP to land a felony. You clearly dont know what you are talking about.
     
  16. svtcop

    svtcop Pain Don't Hurt Established Member

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    :facepalm:

    Not the first time this guy's drivel has infected the svtp threads, probably won't be the last.
     
  17. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    actually Adam from the op it sounds like a felony is already in the planning stages lol
     
  18. Iceman II

    Iceman II Right Behind You! Established Member

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    Yea, there are a lot of knuckle heads coming on here giving poor advice. I have a problem with someone holding an object when I may not recognize what it is. They will have a 357 pointed at their face. That is until i defuse the threat.
    Once I clear it then I can move forward.
     
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    cohhbra New Member Established Member

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    The Supreme Court has ruled that police officers are allowed to lie to you. "If you don't tell me what going on you're going to jail", I've heard that, I didn't say anything in response and guess what, I walked away. The police are allow to say things like we have evidence even when they don't or we have witnesses even when they don't to obtain confessions or any statements they so choose they want. As for my drivel, everything I told in my last thread was true, that cop broke a law to enforce a law, that's why it got you flustered.
     
  20. Devious_Snake

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    im going to sit back on this one...:pop:
     

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