§ 54-41a Definitions
§ 54-41b Application for order authorizing interception
§ 54-41c Information in application
§ 54-41d Issuance of order
§ 54-41e Statement by panel on issuance of order. Contents of order
§ 54-41f Execution of order; progress reports
§ 54-41g Extensions of order
§ 54-41h Privileged wire communications; issuance of order and interception prohibited
§ 54-41i Recording of interception; sealing, custody and destruction
§ 54-41j Sealing, custody, storage and destruction of applications and orders
§ 54-41k Service of notice of interception; inspection of intercepted communications, applications and orders; postponement of service
§ 54-41l Intercepted communication admissible as evidence, when
§ 54-41m Motion to suppress
§ 54-41n Report by panel to Chief Court Administrator
§ 54-41o Reports by state’s attorneys
§ 54-41p Disclosure of contents of wire communication. Unauthorized disclosure: Class D felony
§ 54-41q Authority of communication common carrier to intercept, disclose or use wire communication
§ 54-41r Remedies of party intercepted; defense
§ 54-41s Illegal possession, sale, distribution of equipment: Class D felony
§ 54-41t Unauthorized or illegal interception: Class C felony
§ 54-41u Admissibility of intercepted wire communication obtained pursuant to federal law

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 959a - Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance

  • Aggrieved person: means a person who was a party to any intercepted wire communication, a person against whom the interception was directed, a person named in any order authorizing an interception, or a person having a property interest in any premises involved in any interception. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Cell site simulator device: includes , but is not limited to, an international mobile subscriber identity catcher or other invasive cell phone or telephone surveillance or eavesdropping device that mimics a cell phone tower and sends out signals to cause cell phones in the area to transmit their locations, identifying information and communications content, or a passive interception device or digital analyzer that does not send signals to a communications device under surveillance. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Communication common carrier: means any person engaged as a common carrier for hire in the transmission of communications by wire or radio. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Contents: when used with respect to any wire communication, means and includes any information concerning the identity of the parties to such communication or the existence, substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Intercept: means the intentional overhearing or recording of a wire communication through the use of any electronic, mechanical or other device or a cell site simulator device. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Investigative officer: means (A) any officer of the Connecticut state police, (B) the chief inspector or any inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice who is empowered by law to conduct investigations of or to make arrests for offenses enumerated in this chapter, (C) any municipal police officer who has been duly sworn as a special state police officer under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Law enforcement officer: means any officer of any organized police department of this state or of the state police of any other state, an official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration or United States Customs Service, or the United States attorney for the district of Connecticut or a person designated by him in writing to receive the contents of any wire communication or evidence derived therefrom. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • panel: means any panel or panels of three Superior Court judges specifically designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from time to time to receive applications for, and to enter orders authorizing, interceptions of wire communications in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any officer, agent or employee of the state of Connecticut or any political subdivision thereof, and any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, limited liability company or corporation. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Wire communication: means any communication made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for the transmission of communications by the aid of telephone or telegraph between the point of origin and the point of reception furnished or operated by any person engaged as a common carrier in providing or operating such facilities for the transmission of intrastate, interstate or foreign communications. See Connecticut General Statutes 54-41a