1965/66/67 session laws – Ch.187 Sec.1

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CHAPTER 187 AN ACT TO PROHIBIT SECRET LISTENING TO CONFERENCES BETWEEN A PERSON IN CUSTODY AND HIS ATTORNEY, AND TO PROHIBIT SECRET LISTENING TO THE DELIBERATIONS OF A GRAND JURY OR PETIT JURY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Chapter 14 of the General Statutes of North Carolina is hereby amended by adding a new Article to be designated Article 30A, entitled Secret Listening and to read as follows: Article 30A Secret Listening 14-227.1. Secret Listening to Conference Between Prisoner and His Attorney. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person wilfully to overhear, or procure any other person to overhear, or attempt to overhear any spoken words between a person who is in the physical custody of a law enforcement agency or other public agency and such persons attorney, by using any electronic amplifying, transmitting, or recording device, or by any similar or other mechanical or electrical device or arrangement, without the consent or knowledge of all persons engaging in the conversation. (b) No evidence procured in violation of this Section shall be admissible over objection against any person participating in such conference in any court in this State. 224 14-227.2. Secret Listening to Deliberations of Grand or Petit Jury. It shall be unlawful for any person wilfully to overhear, or procure any other person to overhear, or attempt to overhear the investigations and deliberations of, or the taking of votes by, a Grand Jury or a Petit Jury in a criminal case, by using any electronic amplifying, transmitting, or recording device, or by any similar or other mechanical or electrical device or arrangement, without the consent or knowledge of said Grand Jury or Petit Jury.

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