2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:3661 - WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:3661 (2017)

CHAPTER 17. WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE

PART I. WITNESSES

§3661. Attendance compulsory in civil cases; witnesses outside parish but within state; deposit

A. Witnesses in civil cases who reside or who are employed in this state may be subpoenaed and compelled to attend trials or hearings wherever held in this state.

B.(1) No witness residing and employed outside of the parish and more than twenty-five miles from the courthouse where the trial or hearing is to be held shall be subpoenaed to attend court personally unless the party who desired the testimony of the witness has deposited with the clerk of court a sum of money sufficient to cover:

(a) Reimbursement of the traveling expenses of the witness in traveling to the court and returning, at the rate of twenty cents a mile.

(b) The witness' fee at the rate of twenty-five dollars a day.

(c) Hotel and meal expenses at the rate of five dollars a day.

(2) Such a witness shall be paid his expenses and fee immediately by the clerk of court when the witness has answered the subpoena and has appeared for the purpose of testifying.

Amended by Acts 1956, No. 300, §1; Acts 1958, No. 303, §1; Acts 1958, No. 527, §1; Acts 1960, No. 32, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1961, Acts 1961, No. 25, §1; Acts 1977, No. 606, §1; Acts 1991, No. 145, §1.

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