Unlawful Use of Intercepted Communications

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The Statute Governing Unlawful Use of Intercepted Communications (Wiretapping) in Pennsylvania

When facing any criminal charges, you should speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn your rights and options. We handle most crimes, including wiretapping. Below you will find the actual text of the Pennsylvania statute governing wiretapping charges in Pennsylvania. This was current as of July 2010. Our Pittsburgh criminal defense law firm is primarily in the business of fighting for defendants’ rights; we are not in the business of updating websites, but wanted to at least give you some information for educational purposes, only. You should talk to a lawyer for legal advice to fully learn your rights in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. We will explain to you the crime, possible punishment, and all your options.

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5719. Unlawful use or disclosure of existence of order concerning intercepted communication
Except as specifically authorized pursuant to this subchapter any person who willfully uses or discloses the existence of an order authorizing interception of a wire, electronic or oral communication is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

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