2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:244 - Military pretrial diversion program

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:244 (2018)

§244. Military pretrial diversion program

            A. In addition to any existing pretrial diversion program, the district attorney for each judicial district, alone or in conjunction with the district attorney of an adjacent judicial district, may create and administer a special pretrial diversion program for defendants who meet the following requirements:

            (1) The individual is a veteran as defined in R.S. 13:5364.

            (2) The defendant has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder as a result of military service and provides documentation of the diagnosis to the court.

            B. At the discretion of the district attorney, after costs associated with the administration of the program are paid, a portion of all remaining monies collected pursuant to this Section may be distributed to entities within the judicial district, or within the judicial districts participating in the program, that provide rehabilitative services and treatment to veterans who have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

             Acts 2018, No. 251, §1, eff. May 15, 2018.

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