8.   The Attorney General, county prosecutor or a person designated to act for such an official and to perform his duties in and during his actual absence or disability, may authorize, in writing, an ex parte application to a judge designated to receive the same for an order authorizing the interception of a wire, or electronic or oral communication by the investigative or law enforcement officers or agency having responsibility for an investigation when such interception may provide evidence of the commission of the offense of murder, kidnapping, gambling, robbery, bribery, a violation of paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:12-1, a violation of section 3 of P.L.1997, c.353 (C. 2C:21-4.3), a violation of N.J.S. 2C:21-19 punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, a violation of P.L.1994, c.121 (C. 2C:21-23 et seq.), a violation of sections 1 through 5 of P.L.2002, c.26 (C. 2C:38-1 through C. 2C:38-5), a violation of N.J.S.2C:33-3, a violation of N.J.S.2C:17-2, a violation of sections 1 through 3 of P.L.1983, c.480 (C. 2C:17-7 through 2C:17-9), a violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-3 (terroristic threats), violations of N.J.S.2C:35-3, N.J.S. 2C:35-4 and N.J.S.2C:35-5, violations of sections 112 through 116, inclusive, of the “Casino Control Act,” P.L.1977, c.110 (C. 5:12-112 through 5:12-116), a violation of section 1 of P.L.2005, c.77 (C. 2C:13-8), a violation of N.J.S. 2C:34-1 punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, arson, burglary, theft and related offenses punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to N.J.S.2C:24-4, escape, forgery and fraudulent practices punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, alteration of motor vehicle identification numbers, unlawful manufacture, purchase, use, or transfer of firearms, unlawful possession or use of destructive devices or explosives, weapons training for illegal activities pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1983, c.229 (C. 2C:39-14), racketeering or a violation of subsection g. of N.J.S.2C:5-2, leader of organized crime, organized criminal activity directed toward the unlawful transportation, storage, disposal, discharge, release, abandonment or disposition of any harmful, hazardous, toxic, destructive, or polluting substance, or any conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses or which may provide evidence aiding in the apprehension of the perpetrator or perpetrators of any of the foregoing offenses.

   L.1968, c.409, s.8; amended 1975, c.131, s.4; 1978, c.51, s.3; 1989, c.85, s.3; 1993, c.29, s.7; 1995, c.119; 1999, c.25, s.1; 1999, c.151, s.4; 2002, c.26, s.6; 2013, c.51, s.14.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 2A:156A-8

  • 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.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2