If you live in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, New Hampshire, Illinois, Connecticut, Michigan, Maryland, Washington, Montana, California or Nevada, then you are subject to the two-party consent law or all-parties consenting.
This requires that all parties involved in the recording must consent to the recording before it is lawful.
The one-party consent rule means that if one party of the conversation has given permission to be recorded, then it is lawful.
In this case, you would be the ‘one-party’ who has given consent and you must be a part of the recorded conversation.
Communicating with someone who intimidates you can be quite the daunting task.While there are varying degrees of the law as it relates to recording phone conversations versus in-person, they are usually similar in nature.