§133.6. Filing a false lien against a law enforcement officer, court officer, state officer, or
A. The crime of filing a false lien or encumbrance against a law enforcement officer,
court officer, state officer, or state employee is committed when a person knowingly files,
attempts to file, or conspires to file, in any public records or in any private record that is
generally available to the public, any false lien or encumbrance against the movable or
immovable property of a law enforcement officer, court officer, state officer, or state
employee, as retaliation against the officer or employee for the performance of his official
duties, knowing or having reason to know that the lien or encumbrance is false or contains
any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation.
B. For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Court officer" means any active or retired justice of the peace, any active or
retired judge of a city, parish, state, or federal court located in this state, any district attorney,
assistant district attorney, or investigator within the office of a district attorney, any city
prosecutor, assistant city prosecutor, or investigator within the office of a city prosecutor, the
attorney general and any assistant attorney general or investigator within the office of the
attorney general, and any clerk of court, deputy clerk of court, and recorder of mortgages.
(2) "Law enforcement officer" shall mean any active or retired city, parish, or state
law enforcement officer, peace officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, probation or parole officer,
marshal, deputy, wildlife enforcement agent, state correctional officer, a commissioned agent
of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, and any federal law enforcement officer
or employee whose permanent duties include making arrests, performing search and seizures,
execution of criminal arrest warrants, execution of civil seizure warrants, any civil functions
performed by sheriffs or deputy sheriffs, enforcement of penal or traffic laws, or the care,
custody, control, or supervision of inmates.
(3) "State employee" shall mean any person in the classified or unclassified service
for the state of Louisiana.
(4) "State officer" shall mean any person holding an elective office or appointive
office for the state of Louisiana.
C.(1) Whoever commits the crime of filing a false lien against a law enforcement
officer, court officer, state officer, or state employee shall be fined not less than five hundred
dollars nor more than the amount of the value of the false lien or encumbrance, imprisoned,
with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or both.
(2) The court, in addition to any punishment imposed under the provisions of this
Section, may order the offender to pay restitution to the law enforcement officer, court
officer, state officer, or state employee for any costs incurred as a result of the false lien or
Acts 2012, No. 405, §1, eff. May 31, 2012; Acts 2014, No. 17, §1; Acts 2017, No.