2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1446 - Criminal jurisdiction

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:1446 (2017)

§1446. Criminal jurisdiction

A. The parish court shall have criminal jurisdiction over all violations of state law and parish or municipal ordinances committed within its territorial jurisdiction which are punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. This jurisdiction shall be concurrent with any jurisdiction conferred by law upon the district court.

B. As to all other violations of state law or of a parish or municipal ordinance, the parish court shall have the power to issue warrants of arrest, to examine, commit, admit to bail and discharge, and to hold preliminary examinations in all cases not capital.

Added by Acts 1979, No. 328, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Acts 1989, No. 61, §1, eff. June 16, 1989.

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