2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:521 - Certificates of official driving records

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:521 (2018)


§521. Certificates of official driving records

A. Upon the request of any party to a criminal case, or to a case in juvenile or family court which is of a criminal nature, or to a civil forfeiture proceeding arising from criminal activity, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, is authorized to make proof of the official driving record of a person by the certificate of the assistant secretary or the assistant secretary's designees. Such certificate shall include the following information:

(1) The date and time the certificate is completed.

(2) The name, physical and mailing address, driver's license number, social security number if available, the date of birth, and any other identifying information that may be on file with the department of the person whose driving record is being certified.

(3) A description of all convictions on the person's driving record, including date of offense, date of conviction, the convicting court, and a description of the offense for which the person was convicted. The convictions shall be included in the certificate even if the conviction has been set aside and dismissed in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

(4) A description of all suspensions or revocations on the person's driving record:

(a) The description shall include the date the suspension commences, the date the suspension ends if applicable, and the reason for the suspension.

(b) If the suspension or revocation is stayed or pending, the certificate shall indicate that fact.

(c) The description should indicate if a suspension or revocation has been reinstated and, if so, should also indicate the date of reinstatement.

(5) Such other information as the department may deem appropriate or necessary.

B. The certificate shall be signed by the assistant secretary or a person designated by the assistant secretary to complete the certificate.

C. The certificate shall not be a public record and shall be used only in accordance with R.S. 15:522.

Acts 2003, No. 631, §1.

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