2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1313 - Pen registers and trap and trace devices, use prohibited

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1313 (2018)

PART III. PEN REGISTERS AND TRAP AND TRACE DEVICES

§1313. Pen registers and trap and trace devices, use prohibited

A. Except as provided in this Section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under R.S. 15:1315 of this Part.

B. The prohibition of this Section does not apply with respect to the use of a pen register or a trap and trace device by a provider of a wire or electronic communication service:

(1) Relating to the operation, maintenance, and testing of a wire or electronic communication service or to the protection of the rights or property of such provider, or to the protection of users of that service from abuse of service or unlawful use of service.

(2) To record the fact that a wire or electronic communication was initiated or completed in order to protect such provider, another provider furnishing service toward the completion of the wire communication, or a user of that service, from fraudulent, unlawful, or abusive use of service, or with the consent of the user of that service.

C. Whoever intentionally violates Subsection A of this Section shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Acts 1991, No. 795, §2, eff. July 22, 1991.

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