Potential clients frequently inquire regarding the possible/potential use of wiretapping or recording conversations as a means of information and evidence collecting. In response, hopefully the information found below will help to clarify and explain the legal limits of such actions.
New Jersey wiretapping law falls in the One-Party Consent realm. This basically means that as long as one individual involved in a conversation (regardless of how many others are involved) provides consent to surreptitiously tape record that conversation/phone call, it is legally admissible as evidence. Thus, if a client consents, any conversation he/she has can be recorded and used as evidence. In other words, if you are a party to a conversation, whether there is one other party or a dozen other people, you can legally record the conversation. An experienced private investigator in NJ will take advantage of this legal loophole.