Can my local sheriff’s department legally intercept my cell phone calls whem I’m at work as a school teacher?

Asked on September 18, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1 If made on your personal cell phone--never, without a warrant. Barring certain national-security cases e.g. terroristic attack, the authorities always need a warrant to intercept someone's phone calls.
2 Work-provided cell legal if you the other persons on the call are notified that calls on this phone may be recorded if so, your employer could provide the recordings to the authorities.
3 However, note that your state is a "one party consent" state, which means that the person you are speaking to could legally record you and turn that over to the authorities.

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