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§ 176.3. Prohibited acts--Felonies--Penalties--Venue

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 13. Common Carriers

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 13. Common Carriers (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Carriers of Messages (Refs & Annos)
Security of Communications Act (Refs & Annos)
13 Okl.St.Ann. § 176.3
§ 176.3. Prohibited acts--Felonies--Penalties--Venue
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this act,1 any person is guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, or by both who:
1. Willfully intercepts, endeavors to intercept or procures any other person to intercept or endeavor to intercept any wire, oral or electronic communication;
2. Willfully uses, endeavors to use or procures any other person to use or endeavor to use any electronic, mechanical or other device to intercept any oral communication;
3. Willfully discloses or endeavors to disclose to any other person the contents of any wire, oral or electronic communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained in violation of the provisions of the Security of Communications Act;
4. Willfully uses or endeavors to use the contents of any wire, oral or electronic communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained in violation of the provisions of the Security of Communications Act;
5. Willfully and maliciously, without legal authority, removes, injures or obstructs any telephone or telegraph line, or any part or appurtenances or apparatus connected thereto, or severs any wires thereof;
6. Sends through the mail or sends or carries any electronic, mechanical or other device with the intention of rendering the device primarily useful for the purpose of the illegal interception of wire, oral or electronic communications in violation of the provisions of the Security of Communications Act;
7. Manufactures, assembles, possesses or sells any electronic, mechanical or other device with the intention of rendering the device primarily useful for the purpose of the illegal interception of wire, oral or electronic communications in violation of the provisions of the Security of Communications Act; or
8. Willfully uses any communication facility in committing or in causing or facilitating the commission of any act or acts constituting one or more of the felonies enumerated in Section 176.7 of this title. Each separate use of a communication facility to cause or facilitate such a felony shall be a separate offense. Venue for any violation of this section shall lie in the same county as venue for the underlying felony enumerated in Section 176.7 of this title.

Credits

Laws 1982, c. 343, § 3; Laws 1989, c. 216, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 132, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 59, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2003, c. 148, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.

Footnotes

Title 13, § 176.1 et seq.
13 Okl. St. Ann. § 176.3, OK ST T. 13 § 176.3
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 329 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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