The contents of an interception are not admissible in court, except that: [PL 2011, c. 507, §7 (RPR).]
1. Contents obtained under the laws of another jurisdiction. The contents of an interception of any oral communication or wire communication that has been legally obtained under the laws of another jurisdiction in which the interception occurred are admissible in the courts of this State, subject to the Maine Rules of Evidence; and
[PL 2011, c. 507, §7 (NEW).]
Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 713
- Contents: when used with respect to any wire or oral communication, means any information concerning the identity of the parties to such communication or the existence, contents, substance, purport or meaning of that communication. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
- 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.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Wire communication: means any communication made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 709
2. Contents obtained under this chapter. The contents of an interception of any oral communication or wire communication that has been legally obtained pursuant to section 712, subsection 2 or 3 are admissible in the courts of this State, subject to the Maine Rules of Evidence, if related to the administration of criminal justice as defined inTitle 16, section 703, subsection 1 for the purposes of the Criminal History Record Information Act or as defined inTitle 16, section 803, subsection 2 for the purposes of the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act; the administration of juvenile justice; the administration of juvenile criminal justice; or the statutory functions of a state agency.
[PL 2015, c. 470, §10 (AMD).]
PL 1979, c. 701, §13 (NEW). PL 1983, c. 379 (AMD). PL 1995, c. 182, §2 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 361, §5 (AMD). PL 2011, c. 507, §7 (RPR). PL 2015, c. 470, §10 (AMD).