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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 934
SECURITY OF COMMUNICATIONS; SURVEILLANCE
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F.S. 934.34
934.34 Assistance in installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device.
(1) Upon the request of the applicant specified in s. 934.32(1), a provider of wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person shall furnish such investigative or law enforcement officer or other applicant forthwith all information, facilities, and technical assistance necessary to accomplish the installation of a pen register unobtrusively and with a minimum of interference with the services that the person so ordered by the court accords the party with respect to whom the installation and use is to take place, or such other assistance to support the investigation, if such assistance is directed by a court order as provided in s. 934.33(2)(b).
(2) Upon the request of the applicant specified in s. 934.32(1), a provider of a wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person shall install a trap and trace device forthwith on the appropriate line or other facility and shall furnish such investigative or law enforcement officer or other applicant all additional information, facilities, and technical assistance, including installation and operation of the device unobtrusively and with a minimum of interference with the services that the person so ordered by the court accords the party with respect to whom the installation and use is to take place if such installation and assistance is directed by a court order as provided in s. 934.33(2)(b). Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the results of the trap and trace device shall be furnished, pursuant to s. 934.31(4) or s. 934.33(2)(b), to an officer of the law enforcement agency designated in the court order at reasonable intervals during regular business hours for the duration of the order. The obligation of a provider of electronic communication service under such an order or under such emergency pen register or trap and trace device installation may include, but is not limited to, conducting an in-progress trace, or providing other assistance to support the investigation as may be specified in the order.
(3) A provider of a wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person who furnished facilities or technical assistance pursuant to this section shall be reasonably compensated for such reasonable expenses incurred in providing such facilities and assistance.
(4) No cause of action shall lie in any court against any provider of a wire or electronic communication service, its officers, employees, agents, or other specified persons for providing information, facilities, or assistance in accordance with the terms of a court order under ss. 934.31-934.34.
(5) A good faith reliance on a court order or a statutory authorization is a complete defense against any civil or criminal action brought under ss. 934.31-934.34.
History.s. 10, ch. 88-184; s. 14, ch. 89-269; s. 16, ch. 2000-369; s. 12, ch. 2002-72.