2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1309 - Authorization for disclosure and use of intercepted wire, electronic, or oral communications

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1309 (2018)

§1309. Authorization for disclosure and use of intercepted wire, electronic, or oral communications

A. Any investigative or law enforcement officer who, by any means authorized by this Chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any wire, electronic, or oral communication, or evidence derived therefrom, may disclose such contents to another investigative or law enforcement officer to the extent that such disclosure is appropriate to the proper performance of the official duties of the officer making or receiving the disclosure, and provided that such disclosure of the contents of any wire, electronic, or oral communication, or evidence derived therefrom, relates directly to the offense for which the order was granted.

B. Any investigative or law enforcement officer who, by any means authorized by this Chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any wire, electronic, or oral communication or evidence derived therefrom may use such contents to the extent such use is appropriate to the proper performance of his official duties.

C. Any person who has received, by any means authorized by this Chapter, any information concerning a wire, electronic, or oral communication, or evidence derived therefrom, intercepted in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter may disclose the contents of that communication or such derivative evidence while giving testimony under oath or affirmation in any criminal proceeding in any court of the United States or of the state or in any federal or state grand jury proceeding.

D. No otherwise privileged wire, electronic, or oral communication intercepted in accordance with, or in violation of, the provisions of this Chapter shall lose its privileged character.

E. When an investigative or law enforcement officer, while engaged in intercepting wire, electronic, or oral communications, obtains knowledge of communications relating to offenses other than those specified in the order of authorization or approval, the contents thereof, and evidence derived therefrom, may be disclosed or used as provided in Subsections A, B and C of this Section.

Acts 1985, No. 859, §1, eff. July 23, 1985; Acts 2012, No. 727, §2.

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