2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1354 - Penalties

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1354 (2018)

§1354. Penalties

A. Any person who violates any provision of R.S. 15:1353 shall be fined not more than one million dollars, or imprisoned at hard labor for not more than fifty years, or both. Any person who violates the provisions of R.S. 15:1353 involving racketeering activity defined in R.S. 15:1352(A)(19) when the amount of the violation exceeds ten thousand dollars shall be required to serve at least five years of the sentence without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

B. In lieu of a fine otherwise authorized by law, any person convicted of engaging in conduct in violation of the provisions of R.S. 15:1353 through which he derived pecuniary value, or by which he caused personal injury or property damage or other loss, may be sentenced to pay a fine that does not exceed three times the gross value gained or three times the gross loss caused, whichever is greater, plus court costs and the costs of investigation and prosecution reasonably incurred. The funds received for the costs of investigation shall be remitted to the law enforcement agency conducting such investigation. The funds received for the costs of prosecution shall be remitted to the district attorney.

C. The court shall hold a hearing to determine the amount of the fine authorized by Subsection B herein.

D. For the purposes of Subsection B herein, "pecuniary value" means anything of value, including any conceivable thing of the slightest value, movable or immovable, corporeal or incorporeal, public or private, and including transportation, telephone, telegraph, film, video, tape or other communication services, or any other service available for hire.

Added by Acts 1983, No. 727, §1, eff. July 22, 1983; Acts 2009, No. 91, §1.

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