2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:642 - Definitions

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:642 (2018)

§642. Definitions

            For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words have the following meanings ascribed to them:

            (1) "Bureau" means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information as established in Chapter 6 of this Title.

            (2) "Offense against a peace officer" means any of the following:

            (a) Disarming of a peace officer.

            (b) Aggravated assault upon a peace officer.

            (c) Any of the following criminal offenses when the peace officer is engaged in the performance of his lawful duties, or when the specific intent to commit the offense is directly related to the victim's status as a peace officer:

            (i) Solicitation for murder;

            (ii) First degree murder;

            (iii) Second degree murder;

            (iv) Manslaughter;

            (v) Aggravated battery;

            (vi) Second degree battery;

            (vii) Aggravated second degree battery;

            (viii) Second degree kidnapping;

            (ix) Simple kidnapping;

            (x) Extortion;

            (xi) Assault by drive-by shooting;

            (xii) Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities;

            (xiii) Terrorism;

            (xiv) Aggravated assault with a firearm.

            (d) A conviction for the offense under the laws of another state or federal law which is equivalent to an offense provided for in this Section.

            (3) "Peace officer" means any peace officer, as defined in R.S. 40:2402, and includes any constable, marshal, deputy marshal, sheriff, deputy sheriff, commissioned police officer, commissioned wildlife enforcement agent, and federal law enforcement officer.

            Acts 2005, No. 163, §1, eff. June 28, 2005; Acts 2016, No. 225, §2.

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