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TITLE LVIII PUBLIC JUSTICE
CHAPTER 570-A WIRETAPPING AND EAVESDROPPING
Section 570-A:8 Authorization for Disclosure and Use of Intercepted Telecommunications or Oral Communications.
NH Rev Stat § 570-A:8 (1996 through Reg Sess) What's This?
570-A:8 Authorization for Disclosure and Use of Intercepted Telecommunications or Oral Communications.
I. Any law enforcement officer who, by any means authorized by this chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any telecommunication or oral communication, or evidence derived therefrom, may disclose such contents to another 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.
II. Any law enforcement officer who, by any means authorized by this chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any telecommunication or oral communication or evidence derived therefrom may use such contents to the extent such use is appropriate to the proper performance of the officer's official duties.
III. Any person who has received, by any means authorized by this chapter, any information concerning a telecommunication 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 any state or in any federal or state grand jury proceeding.
IV. No otherwise privileged telecommunication or oral communication intercepted in accordance with, or in violation of, the provisions of this chapter shall lose its privileged character.
V. When a law enforcement officer, while engaged in intercepting telecommunications or oral communications in the manner authorized herein, intercepts telecommunications or oral 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 paragraphs I and II. Such contents and any evidence derived therefrom may be used under paragraph III, when authorized or approved by a judge of competent jurisdiction where such judge finds on subsequent application that the contents were otherwise intercepted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Such application shall be made as soon as practicable.
Source. 1969, 403:1. 1995, 280:3, 10, I, III, eff. Aug. 20, 1995.
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