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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
- Chapter 37. Authorized Communications Interceptions
- Section 20. Application For Order Authorizing a Communication Interception.
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. Requirements For An Order Authorizing a Communications Interception.
AS 12.37.020. Application For Order Authorizing a Communication Interception.
- (a) An application for an order authorizing the interception of a private communication shall be made in writing upon oath
or affirmation and must state
- (1) the authority of the applicant to make the application;
- (2) the identity of the peace officer for whom the authority to intercept the communication is sought;
- (3) the facts relied upon by the applicant for the order, including
- (A) if known, the identity of the particular person committing the offense and whose communication is to be intercepted;
- (B) the details as to the particular offense that has been, is being, or is about to be committed;
- (C) the specific type of communication to be intercepted;
- (D) a showing that there is probable cause to believe that the communication will be communicated on the specific
communication facility involved or at the specific place where the oral communication is to be intercepted;
- (E) a showing that there is probable cause to believe that the facility from which, or the place where, the communication
is to be intercepted, is, has been, or is about to be used in connection with the commission of the offense, or is
leased to, listed in the name of, or commonly used by, the person whose communication is to be intercepted;
- (F) the character and location of the specific communication facility involved or the specific place where the oral
communication is to be intercepted;
- (G) the objective of the investigation;
- (H) a statement of the period of time for which the interception is required to be maintained, and, if the objective of
the investigation is such that the authorization for interception should not automatically terminate when the described
type of communication has been first obtained, a specific statement of facts establishing probable cause to believe
that additional communications of the same type will continue to occur;
- (I) a specific statement of facts showing that other normal investigative procedures with respect to the offense have been
tried and have failed, or reasonably appear to be unlikely to succeed if tried, or are too dangerous to employ;
- (4) the facts known to the applicant concerning all previous applications made to a court for the issuance of an order
authorizing the interception of a private communication involving any of the same facilities or places specified in the
current application or involving the same person whose communication is to be intercepted, and the action taken by the
court on each application;
- (5) if the application is for an extension of a previously issued order, a statement of facts showing the results obtained
thus far from the interception, or a reasonable explanation for the failure to obtain results;
- (6) a proposed order authorizing the communication interception; and
- (7) any additional facts in support of the application considered appropriate by the applicant or by the court.
- (b) If an applicant for an order authorizing a communications interception is relying upon uncorroborated evidence
provided by a confidential informant, the court may hold an in camera hearing at which it may inquire as to the
identity of the informant or as to any other relevant information concerning the basis upon which the applicant is
applying for the order.
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