2011 Louisiana Laws
Code of Criminal Procedure
CCRP 671 — Grounds for recusation of judge


LA Code Crim Pro 671 What's This?

TITLE XXII

RECUSATION OF JUDGES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

CHAPTER 1. RECUSATION OF JUDGES

Art. 671. Grounds for recusation of judge

A. In a criminal case a judge of any court, trial or appellate, shall be recused when he:

(1) Is biased, prejudiced, or personally interested in the cause to such an extent that he would be unable to conduct a fair and impartial trial;

(2) Is the spouse of the accused, of the party injured, of an attorney employed in the cause, or of the district attorney; or is related to the accused or the party injured, or to the spouse of the accused or party injured, within the fourth degree; or is related to an attorney employed in the cause or to the district attorney, or to the spouse of either, within the second degree;

(3) Has been employed or consulted as an attorney in the cause, or has been associated with an attorney during the latter's employment in the cause;

(4) Is a witness in the cause;

(5) Has performed a judicial act in the case in another court; or

(6) Would be unable, for any other reason, to conduct a fair and impartial trial.

B. In any cause in which the state, or a political subdivision thereof, or a religious body is interested, the fact that the judge is a citizen of the state or a resident of the political subdivision, or pays taxes thereto, or is a member of the religious body is not of itself a ground for recusation.

Acts 1988, No. 515, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1989.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1988, NO. 515, §12.}}


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