2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1403.1 - Solicitation of membership in a criminal street gang; penalty

§1403.1. Solicitation of membership in a criminal street gang; penalty

A. No person shall knowingly solicit, recruit, enable, encourage, or otherwise cause another person to become a member of a criminal street gang which, as a condition of initiation, admission, membership, or continued membership, requires the violation of any law.

B.(1) Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

(2) Any person over the age of seventeen who violates the provisions of this Section by knowingly soliciting, recruiting, enabling, encouraging, or otherwise causing a child under the age of seventeen to become a member of a criminal street gang, when there is a difference in age of at least three years between the solicitor and the person being solicited, shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than four years, fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both. Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense.

Acts 1999, No. 902, §1; Acts 2010, No. 626, §1.

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