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Rs 13:2519 Procedure For Granting Probation To Convicted Defendants In Municipal And Traffic Courts Of New Orleans

NOTE: §2519 (A) eff. until Jan. 1, 2017. See Acts 2014, No. 845, §1.

§2519. Procedure for granting probation to convicted defendants in Municipal and Traffic Courts of New Orleans

A. The judges of the municipal and traffic courts of New Orleans may in their discretion, and where the circumstances of the case merit it, suspend the execution or imposition of any sentence, or defer the imposition of same, in any case where the defendant has pleaded guilty or been found guilty of a misdemeanor in a case before them. This may be done even though the defendant has begun to serve the sentence. The period of probation during which the sentence shall be suspended or deferred shall be fixed by the court at not less than six months and not more than eighteen months.

NOTE: §2519 (A) as amended by Acts 2014, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

§2519. Procedure for granting probation to convicted defendants in the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans

A. The judges of the Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans may in their discretion, and where the circumstances of the case merit it, suspend the execution or imposition of any sentence, or defer the imposition of same, in any case where the defendant has pleaded guilty or been found guilty of a misdemeanor in a case before them. This may be done even though the defendant has begun to serve the sentence. The period of probation during which the sentence shall be suspended or deferred shall be fixed by the court at not less than six months and not more than eighteen months.

B. During the period of probation, the defendant may be compelled to report periodically to the court.

C. Sentence may be imposed or made executory at any time by the court during the period of probation, upon competent proof being presented to the court granting same that the defendant has been convicted of a new misdemeanor, or greater offense, occurring during the period of probation. No sentence imposed or made executory shall exceed one hundred dollars and ninety days imprisonment, the jurisdictional maximum which the court may impose.

D. Upon completion of the period of probation without a new conviction, the defendant shall be entitled, upon his application, to a new trial and a dismissal of the case.

Added by Acts 1964, No. 315, §1; Acts 2012, No. 731, §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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