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609.4975 WARNING SUBJECT OF SURVEILLANCE OR SEARCH.
    Subdivision 1. Electronic communication. Whoever, having knowledge that an
investigative or law enforcement officer has been authorized or has applied for authorization
under chapter 626A to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication, and with intent to
obstruct, impede, or prevent interception, gives notice or attempts to give notice of the possible
interception to a person, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to
payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
    Subd. 2. Pen register. Whoever, having knowledge that an investigative or law enforcement
officer has been authorized or has applied for authorization under chapter 626A to install and
use a pen register or a trap and trace device, and with intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent the
purposes for which the installation and use is being made, gives notice or attempts to give notice
of the installation or use to any person, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five
years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
    Subd. 3. Search warrant. Whoever, having knowledge that a peace officer has been issued
or has applied for the issuance of a search warrant, and with intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent
the search, gives notice or attempts to give notice of the search or search warrant to any person,
may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not
more than $10,000, or both.
History: 1989 c 336 art 2 s 3; 1990 c 426 art 2 s 1