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Rs 13:2512 Initiation Of Proceedings By Affidavit Or By Bill Of Information In Municipal And Traffic Courts

NOTE: §2512 eff. until Jan. 1, 2017. See Acts 2014, No. 845, §1.

§2512. Initiation of proceedings by affidavit or by bill of information in municipal and traffic courts

Notwithstanding Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 382, all proceedings in the municipal and traffic courts of New Orleans shall be initiated by affidavit or bill of information. The affidavit shall consist of the sworn statement of the complainant, or the police officer, filed with the court on a form approved by the respective court. The city council of the city of New Orleans may designate by ordinance certain police officials who shall have the power to take oaths, and verify affidavits filed by other members of the New Orleans police department. The city attorney of the city of New Orleans or any of his assistants may also initiate prosecutions by affidavit or bill of information on information and belief in the municipal and traffic courts of New Orleans.

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§2512 as amended by Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

§2512. Initiation of proceedings by affidavit or by bill of information in the municipal and traffic court

Notwithstanding Code of Criminal Procedure Article 382, all proceedings in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans shall be initiated by affidavit or bill of information. The affidavit shall consist of the sworn statement of the complainant, or the law enforcement officer, filed with the court on a form approved by the respective court. The city council of the city of New Orleans may designate by ordinance certain police officials who shall have the power to take oaths, and verify affidavits filed by other members of the New Orleans police department, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office or the constable. The city attorney of the city of New Orleans or any of his assistants may also initiate prosecutions by affidavit or bill of information on information and belief in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans.

Added by Acts 1962, No. 447, §1. Acts 1986, No. 665, §1; Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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