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TX Pets

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: TX

By | Policy, Texas

TEXAS allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In a protective order in Texas, the court may prohibit a party from removing a pet, companion animal, or assistance animal, as defined by Section 121.002, Human Resources Code, from the possession of a person named in the order. (V.T.C.A., Family Code § 85.021) As per the Animal Legal & Historical…

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Texas

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: TX

By | Policy, Texas

TEXAS is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. Illegal recording, a recording with criminal or tortious intent is a felony and can also result in civil damages. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s a total lack of…

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Pets NJ

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: NJ

By | New Jersey, Policy

NEW JERSEY allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: On January 17, 2012,…

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New Jersey

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: NJ

By | New Jersey, Policy

NEW JERSEY is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. Illegal recording, a recording with criminal or tortious intent is a crime in the third degree and can result in civil damages. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s…

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California

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: CA

By | California, Policy

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: CA CALIFORNIA is considered an All-Party Consent State meaning you cannot record conversations unless every single person in that conversation gives consent. Under California law, it is a crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment to record a confidential conversation without the consent of all parties, or without a notification of the recording to the parties…

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Arkansas

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: AR

By | Arkansas, Policy

ARKANSAS is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. It is a misdemeanor in Arkansas for a person to record an oral or telephone communication to which they are not a party. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s…

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Arizona

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: AZ

By | Arizona, Policy

ARIZONA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. In Arizona, it is a felony to record an in-person or phone conversation without that consent. Violators may also be subject to civil liability. With that said, federal and state laws can differ, so it is always best to seek…

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AK

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: AK

By | Alaska, Policy

ALASKA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. An illegal recording is a misdemeanor. With that said, federal and state laws can differ, so it is always best to seek legal counsel* and follow the strictest applicable laws.   VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance…

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Alabama

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: AL

By | Alabama, Policy

ALABAMA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. An illegal recording is a misdemeanor. With that said, federal and state laws can differ, so it is always best to seek legal counsel* and follow the strictest applicable laws. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws…

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