2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2498 - Appeal; proceedings; record; hearing

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2498 (2017)

§2498. Appeal; proceedings; record; hearing

            A. There shall be a right of appeal in all cases from the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans to the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans. The appeals shall be on the law and the facts and shall be reviewed by the appellate division of the criminal district court to whom the appeal shall be allotted upon the records made and the evidence offered in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans. The criminal district court shall have general and supervisory jurisdiction over the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans, and may issue such writs and orders as may be necessary in aid of its appellate and supervisory jurisdiction.

            B. The judges shall appoint a competent court reporter to take the evidence in any case in which it is necessary to do so under the law applicable to district courts, unless the parties waive the appointment of a reporter. At the request of any party, the judges shall order the transcription of the testimony taken by the court reporter. Upon completion of the renovation to the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans and proper integration of technology, digital recording procedures may be used by the assigned court reporter.

            C. In no case shall the appellant be responsible for any error, omission, or oversight in the record of the appeal.

            Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; Acts 2016, No. 631, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

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