How to Charge Someone With Trespassing

If someone enters your property without permission, you may ask them to leave, call the police, and if the person poses an immediate threat to you or your family, you have the right to protect yourself, family, and property -even if it means using lethal force in some castle doctrine states including California. Quick take: … Read more

All Party (Two Party) Consent States

List of Two Party Consent States (All Party Consent) *RecordingLaw.com prefers to err on the side of caution with these states as they have special provisions.  Make sure to read the state rules, for a short summary view the chart below, to read more in-depth analysis click through to the specific page. What is a … Read more

Can I Sue Someone for Recording Me on Private or Public Property?

Under state and federal law, it is legal to film anyone who does not have a “reasonable expectation of privacy.” In public spaces, you do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Quick take: Only 16 states have specific video surveillance statutes. Typically the audio recording laws are much stricter than video recording. It is … Read more

Photo Video Recording Consent Form

Showing someone signing a photo and video consent form

Here is a copy of a simple standard photo and video consent form that can be used to gain permission to use someone in a photo session or film production. There is a downloadable Word file at the bottom if you’d like to maintain our formatting, if not you can just copy and paste the … Read more

Can an Employer Record Conversations Without Consent?

Can an employer record without consent

It doesn’t matter if you’re at your place of work, at home, or in a public space…state laws still apply. For you to see if an employer can record conversations without consent you will have to check and see if you are in a one party or two party consent state. To put it simply … Read more

Is it Illegal to Video Record Someone Without Their Consent?

Video Recording Consent

In general it is illegal to record private audio of conversations between two individuals without the consent of one or both parties. The biggest thing to know first is whether you are in a one party, or all party consent state. You can look at our list of One Party Consent States or All Party … Read more

2022 Medical Records Retention Laws By State

Medical Records Retention Laws by State

Updated February 2022 How Long do Hospitals Keep Medical Records HIPAA is a federal law that requires your medical records to be retained for 6 years at a federal level. However, most states also have their own medical retention laws, which can be more stringent than HIPAA stipulates. Look at the table below to see … Read more

All Party (Two Party) Consent States – List and Details

What is a Two Party Consent State?  (All Party Consent) In Two-Party (or all-party) consent states it is required by state law that all parties that partake in a conversation must have given consent for that conversation to be recorded when there is an expectation of privacy.  This law covers private as well as public … Read more

Wyoming Recording Laws

Wyoming Recording Law Summary: Is Wyoming a One Party Consent State? Wyoming recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Wyoming, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person taking … Read more

Wisconsin Recording Laws

Wisconsin Recording Law Summary: Is Wisconsin a One Party Consent State? Wisconsin recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Wisconsin, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share use communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person taking … Read more