2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:511 - Court reporters, retention and destruction of notes and recordings of criminal cases

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:511 (2018)

PART XII. COURT REPORTERS, NOTES AND RECORDINGS

§511. Court reporters, retention and destruction of notes and recordings of criminal cases

A. The court reporter shall retain indefinitely all notes and tape recordings of a criminal case. However, if the record of the trial or other criminal proceeding is fully transcribed, the court reporter shall retain all notes and tape recordings which have been fully transcribed for a period of not less than two years after transcription is completed. In criminal cases where all defendants are acquitted, the court reporter need not retain the notes and tape recordings. The court reporter shall destroy any notes and tape recordings of any matter upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

B. The notes and tape recordings of any criminal case which are retained by a court reporter pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be the property of the court in which the case was heard. The court reporter shall have the duty to retain and maintain all such notes and tape recordings pursuant to the provisions of this Section, although the notes and tape recordings shall remain the property of the court.

Acts 1986, No. 546, §1.

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