2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2512 - Initiation of proceedings by affidavit or by bill of information in the municipal and traffic court

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2512 (2017)

§2512. Initiation of proceedings by affidavit or by bill of information in the municipal and traffic court

            Notwithstanding Code of Criminal Procedure Article 382, all proceedings in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans shall be initiated by affidavit or bill of information. The affidavit shall consist of the sworn statement of the complainant, or the law enforcement officer, filed with the court on a form approved by the respective court. The city council of the city of New Orleans may designate by ordinance certain police officials who shall have the power to take oaths, and verify affidavits filed by other members of the New Orleans police department, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office or the constable. The city attorney of the city of New Orleans or any of his assistants may also initiate prosecutions by affidavit or bill of information on information and belief in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans.

            Added by Acts 1962, No. 447, §1. Acts 1986, No. 665, §1; Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

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