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Arrested & Taken to Jail: Be Careful About What You Say Over the Jail Phone, You Are Being Recorded

Having handled hundreds of criminal cases as a defense attorney in Gainesville, Florida, for more than 25 years, I’ve represented many individuals who literally ruined their potential legal or factual defense by making statements on the phone from the jail.  The purpose of this blog is to spread the word that everything one says from a jail house phone is being recorded.  Courts in Florida have consistently held that one has no expectation of privacy when speaking on the phone at a jail facility, thus recorded jail phone conversations are admissible at trial in criminal cases.

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1st Amendment Ruling Upholds Right of Citizens to Record Police Behavior

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of a Massachusetts district court that denied immunity from suit to police officers for arresting a man who video recorded their arrest of a person on the Boston Common.  Given the public nature of their job and the public setting of the arrest that was being filmed, the federal appellate court spurned their claim that they should be immune from suit for arresting and jailing the videographer for a felony.

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