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1994 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1994)

handle is hein.sag/sagil0016 and id is 1 raw text is: ROLAND W. BURRIS
March 24, 1994

FILE NO. 94-00.1
Tape-Recording of Cellular or
Cordless Telephone Conversations
under Eavesdropping Statutes


Honorable Richard J. Ringha
State's Attorney, Jers       1
201 West Pearl Stre
Jerseyville, Illin 1     620
Dear Mr. Ringhause :4

e y  r ettt    erein you inquire whether a person
commi s the offe    of    esdropping when he or she tape-records
a cel    r or c r less telephone conversation received on a
police s radio. For the reasons hereinafter stated, it is
my opinion that the tape-recording of conversations in these
circumstances does not constitute the offense of eavesdropping.
Section 14-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Ill. Rev.
Stat. 1991, ch. 38, par. 14-2; 720 ILCS 5/14-2 (West 1992))
provides, in pertinent part, as follows:
* * * A person commits eavesdropping
when he:
500 SouTH SEcoNo STccT* SPOINOILO. ILLINOIS 627085* 217-782-090  TOD 217-785-2771* FAX a17-785-ass
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