2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 15:271 — Plea of not guilty; burden of proof
§271. Plea of not guilty; burden of proof
The plea of not guilty throws upon the state the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime necessary to constitute the defendant's guilt.
Acts 1966, No. 311, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1967. Amended by Acts 1968, No. 150, §1.
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