2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:42 - News media, restrictions on search warrants

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:42 (2018)

§42. News media, restrictions on search warrants

A. No search warrant shall issue directing the seizure of property belonging to, or directing the search of the premises occupied by, any person engaged in the business of collecting, writing, editing, or disseminating news through a news media unless there is probable cause, established by affidavit, to believe that such person or an employee thereof has committed a criminal offense and that the search or seizure is directed toward that offense.

B. As used in this Section, "news media" means newspapers or other periodicals issued at regular intervals, press associations, wire services, radio, and television.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 46, §1.

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