2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1610 - Refusal of protection services; revocation of services upon violation of memorandum of understanding

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1610 (2018)

§1610. Refusal of protection services; revocation of services upon violation of memorandum of understanding

A. If a critical witness or any immediate family member thereof, after being offered protection services under this Chapter, at any time declines to receive such services, the prosecuting attorney shall request that the critical witness or such immediate family member thereof make such refusal in writing, or, if the critical witness or immediate family member refuses to document such refusal of services in writing, the prosecuting attorney shall document the refusal and inform the witness protection services board forthwith that the critical witness or immediate family member has declined protection services.

B. If a critical witness or immediate family member receiving protection services violates the terms of the memorandum of understanding set forth in R.S. 15:1609 or any other condition of receiving witness protection services under this Chapter, the prosecuting attorney may revoke and terminate all protection services. Upon such revocation and termination of protection services the prosecuting attorney shall notify the critical witness and his immediate family members in writing of the termination of protection.

C. The prosecuting attorney shall notify the board immediately of such revocation and grounds therefor.

Acts 2009, No. 263, §1.

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