California based lawyer Gregory G. Brown spoke with People about the situation.
“It could be argued that she ‘aided and abetted’ or ‘advised and encouraged’ the crime,” Gregory said. “If so, she can be treated as a principle in the case.” He also added that while she may not have been the one recording the conversation, because she posted it, she “does have exposure.”
A Kardashian source told the publication that the couple “consulted lawyers a while ago about [the tape]…they felt it was important to get the truth out there.”
Gregory adds that “the potential punishment is $2,500 dollars per violation and up to a year in prison” and Kanye‘s actions were “definitely illegal.”
Kim could be charged under California’s Penal Code 637 “for willfully disclosing the contents of a private phone call without permission from all parties. This carries up to one year in prison and up to $5,000 fine.”