2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:271 - Plea of not guilty; burden of proof

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:271 (2018)

§271. Plea of not guilty; burden of proof

The plea of not guilty throws upon the state the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime necessary to constitute the defendant's guilt.

Acts 1966, No. 311, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1967. Amended by Acts 1968, No. 150, §1.

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