§ 4186 (2004) - Recording of Communications
LAWS OF PUERTO RICO ANNOTATED
TITLE 33. PENAL CODE
SUBTITLE 3. PENAL CODE OF 1974--SPECIAL PART
CHAPTER 263. CRIMES AGAINST CIVIL RIGHTS
33 L.P.R.A. § 4186 (2004)
§ 4186. Recording of communications
Any person who takes part in a private personal communication, be it by telephone or by any other means, or any person extraneous thereto who records said communication by any mechanical means or otherwise without the express consent of all parties concerned in said communication, shall be punished by a fixed term of imprisonment of five (5) years.
Should aggravating circumstances exist, the established fixed penalty may be increased to a maximum of seven (7) years; should mitigating circumstances exist, the penalty may be reduced to a minimum of four (4) years.
The court, at its discretion, may impose the established fixed penalty of imprisonment or a fine which shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both penalties.