2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:576 - Definitions

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:576 (2018)

§576. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter:

            (1) The term "bureau" means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.

            (2) The terms "criminal history record" or "criminal history record information" mean information collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, bills of information, or any formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising therefrom, including sentencing, correctional supervision, and release. The terms do not include intelligence or investigatory purposes, nor does it include any identification information which does not indicate involvement of the individual in the criminal justice system. The terms do not include records of juvenile criminal conduct.

            (3) The term "criminal justice agency" means any government agency or subunit thereof, or private agency which, through statutory authorization or a legal formal agreement with a governmental unit or agency has the power of investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution, adjudication, treatment, supervision, rehabilitation or release of persons suspected, charged, or convicted of a crime; or which collects, stores, processes, transmits, or disseminates criminal history record or crime information.

            (4) The term "criminal justice information system" means all agencies, procedures, mechanisms, media, and forms as well as the information itself which are or become involved in the origination, collection, transmittal, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information related to offenses or offenders in Louisiana.

            (5) The term "criminal justice system" means that body of agencies at the federal, state, or local level, which may legally arrest, detain, prosecute, adjudicate, treat, supervise, rehabilitate or release, or collect, store, process, transmit, or disseminate criminal history record or crime information.

            Acts 1981, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1981; Acts 2017, No. 362, §3.

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