2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 75 - Other Offenses
7512 - Criminal use of communication facility.

     § 7512.  Criminal use of communication facility.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits a felony of the third
     degree if that person uses a communication facility to commit,
     cause or facilitate the commission or the attempt thereof of any
     crime which constitutes a felony under this title or under the
     act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled
     Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. Every instance where
     the communication facility is utilized constitutes a separate
     offense under this section.
        (b)  Penalty.--A person who violates this section shall, upon
     conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15,000
     or to imprisonment for not more than seven years, or both.
        (c)  Definition.--As used in this section, the term
     "communication facility" means a public or private
     instrumentality used or useful in the transmission of signs,
     signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any
     nature transmitted in whole or in part, including, but not
     limited to, telephone, wire, radio, electromagnetic,
     photoelectronic or photo-optical systems or the mail.
     (Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1240, No.157, eff. 60 days)

        1998 Amendment.  Act 157 added section 7512.

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