(a) An interception order must specify:
(1) the identity of the person, if known, whose communications are to be intercepted;
(2) except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the nature and location of the communications facilities as to which or the place where authority to intercept is granted;
(3) a particular description of the type of communication sought to be intercepted and a statement of the particular offense to which the communication relates;
(4) the identity of the officer making the request and the identity of the prosecutor;
(5) the period during which the interception is authorized, including a statement of whether the interception will automatically terminate when the described communication is first obtained; and
(6) whether a covert entry or surreptitious entry is necessary to properly and safely install wiretapping, electronic surveillance, or eavesdropping equipment.
(b) Each interception order and extension of that order must provide that the authorization to intercept be executed as soon as practicable, be conducted in a way that minimizes the interception of communications not otherwise subject to interception under this chapter, and terminate on obtaining the authorized objective or within 30 days, whichever occurs sooner.
Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 18A.103
- Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
(c) For purposes of Subsection (b), if the intercepted communication is in code or a foreign language and an expert in that code or language is not reasonably available during the period of interception, minimization may be accomplished as soon as practicable after the interception.