§2498. Appeal; proceedings; record; hearing
A. There shall be a right of appeal in all cases from the Municipal and Traffic Court
of New Orleans to the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans. The appeals shall be
on the law and the facts and shall be reviewed by the appellate division of the criminal
district court to whom the appeal shall be allotted upon the records made and the evidence
offered in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans. The criminal district court shall
have general and supervisory jurisdiction over the Municipal and Traffic Court of New
Orleans, and may issue such writs and orders as may be necessary in aid of its appellate and
B. The judges shall appoint a competent court reporter to take the evidence in any
case in which it is necessary to do so under the law applicable to district courts, unless the
parties waive the appointment of a reporter. At the request of any party, the judges shall
order the transcription of the testimony taken by the court reporter. Upon completion of the
renovation to the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans and proper integration of
technology, digital recording procedures may be used by the assigned court reporter.
C. In no case shall the appellant be responsible for any error, omission, or oversight
in the record of the appeal.
Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017; Acts 2016, No. 631, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.