2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1608 - Temporary witness protection services; exigent circumstances

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1608 (2018)

§1608. Temporary witness protection services; exigent circumstances

A. If a prosecuting attorney determines that exigent circumstances exist regarding an imminent threat to the safety of a critical witness or the immediate family of a critical witness, he may take any appropriate temporary action he determines is necessary to protect the safety of the critical witness and his immediate family without prior approval of the board.

B. The prosecuting attorney shall inform the board of the action taken and the related costs within forty-eight hours. Any such costs, which would otherwise be in compliance with the rules and regulations established by the board pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, may be reimbursed to the prosecuting attorney.

Acts 2009, No. 263, §1.

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