2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:156A-5 - Possession, Sale, Distribution, Manufacture, Or Advertisement Of Intercepting Devices; Violation

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:156A-5 (2016) What's This?

2A:156A-5. Possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, or advertisement of intercepting devices; violation
5. Except as otherwise specifically provided in section 6 of P.L.1968, c.409 (C.2A:156A-6), any person who:

a. Purposely possesses an electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication;

b. Purposely sells an electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication;

c. Purposely distributes an electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication;

d. Purposely manufactures or assembles an electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication; or

e. Purposely places in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publication any advertisement of any electronic, mechanical or other device, knowing or having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication or of any electronic, mechanical or other device where such advertisement promotes the use of such device for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication;

shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree.



L.1968,c.409,s.5; amended 1975,c.131,s.2; 1989,c.85,s.2; 1993,c.29,s.4.


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