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One Consent Wiretap Law coming

As a result of a case tried in Montgomery County by top criminal lawyer, Marc Robert Steinberg, the law of the Commonwealth regarding wiretaps has been changed in a new Act which will be signed by Governor Corbett.  The old law required two-party consent before a recording by use of electronic means would be allowed in criminal court.  Now, only  one-party consent will be necessary.  As an example, in the Montgomery County case which was used to convince the legislators, the defendant's daughter used her cell phone to record her father sexually abusing her.  That recording was not allowed to be used at trial against the father because it violated the Wiretap Law.  Now, with the passage of the new law, that recording would be admissible in a criminal case against the father to prove that the assault actually happened.  The law will allow police and prosecutors to use this evidence even if the father did not give his consent to be recorded. 

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