It recently dawned on me that record, as in criminal record, and record, as in recording, are spelled the same way. In addition to being spelled the same, these two words also seem to have a direct correlation with each other. There is a correlation between people that hit the record button and people who end up with a criminal record.

Of course, there are many different types of recordings and most of them are law-abiding. I am specifically referring to recordings where people are pressing record and documenting illegal activities. On these recordings you have individuals confessing to criminal acts, rapping about criminal behavior, or posing for pictures with guns, weapons, or drugs. On numerous occasions, I have observed cases brought about all because someone hit record, unaware it would result in a criminal record. The charges these recordings have led to range from minor to quite serious. I witnessed a case where a recording cleared the path for a murder conviction! What I hope you take away from this is that you can never be too careful around that record button, because recording can sometimes lead to a criminal record.

I am Corey Scott. I hope that this has been helpful. If you have any questions related to this or anything else, please feel free to reach out. I am always more than happy to help.