(1) A customer of a telecommunications company operating within the state may use
telecommunications services only for lawful purposes.
(2) If a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer acting within the scope
of the officer's duties obtains evidence that telecommunications services are being
used or have been used by a customer or by the employee or agent of the customer to
violate state or federal law, the officer may apply to the circuit court of the county
in which the suspected violation of state or federal law occurred for an order requiring
the telecommunications company to discontinue service to the customer of the services. The court shall hold a hearing on the application as soon as possible, but no sooner
than 48 hours after notice of the application for discontinuation of service is delivered
to the address at which the telecommunications services are furnished or to the address
to which bills for telecommunications services are mailed, according to the telecommunications
company records. Notice must also be given to the registered agent for the service of process upon
the telecommunications company at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If the court finds clear and convincing evidence that the telecommunications services
are being used or have been used to violate state or federal law, the court shall
order the telecommunications company to discontinue such service immediately.
(3) Telecommunications service discontinued under this section may be reinstated only
by court order, and call forwarding or message referrals, whether recorded or live,
may not be provided until reinstatement of service is ordered by the court.
(4) A telecommunications company shall be held harmless from liability to any person
in complying with any court order issued under this section.
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