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Rs 14:79 Violation Of Protective Orders

SUBPART C. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES

§79. Violation of protective orders

A.(1)(a) Violation of protective orders is the willful disobedience of a preliminary

or permanent injunction or protective order issued pursuant to R.S. 9:361 et seq., R.S. 9:372,

R.S. 46:2131 et seq., R.S. 46:2151, R.S. 46:2171 et seq., R.S. 46:2181 et seq., Children's

Code Article 1564 et seq., Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3604 and 3607.1, or Code of

Criminal Procedure Articles 320 and 871.1 after a contradictory court hearing, or the willful

disobedience of a temporary restraining order or any ex parte protective order issued pursuant

to R.S. 9:361 et seq., R.S. 9:372, R.S. 46:2131 et seq., R.S. 46:2151, R.S. 46:2171 et seq.,

criminal stay-away orders as provided for in Code of Criminal Procedure Article 320,

Children's Code Article 1564 et seq., or Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3604 and 3607.1,

if the defendant has been given notice of the temporary restraining order or ex parte

protective order by service of process as required by law.

(b) A defendant may also be deemed to have been properly served if tendered a

certified copy of a temporary restraining order or ex parte protective order, or if tendered a

faxed or electronic copy of a temporary restraining order or ex parte protective order received

directly from the issuing magistrate, commissioner, hearing officer, judge or court, by any

law enforcement officer who has been called to any scene where the named defendant is

present. Such service of a previously issued temporary restraining order or ex parte

protective order if noted in the police report shall be deemed sufficient evidence of service

of process and admissible in any civil or criminal proceedings.

(2) Violation of protective orders shall also include the willful disobedience of an

order of protection issued by a foreign state.

(3) Violation of protective orders shall also include the willful disobedience of the

following:

(a) An order issued by any state, federal, parish, city, or municipal court judge,

magistrate judge, commissioner or justice of the peace that a criminal defendant stay away

from a specific person or persons as a condition of that defendant's release on bond.

(b) An order issued by any state, federal, parish, city, or municipal court judge,

magistrate judge, commissioner or justice of the peace that a defendant convicted of a

violation of any state, federal, parish, municipal, or city criminal offense stay away from any

specific person as a condition of that defendant's release on probation.

(c) A condition of a parole release which requires that the parolee stay away from

any specific person.

B.(1) On a first conviction for violation of protective orders which does not involve

a battery or any crime of violence as defined by R.S. 14:2(B) against the person protected by

the protective order, the offender shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or

imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

(2) On a second or subsequent conviction for violation of protective orders which

does not involve a battery or any crime of violence as defined by R.S. 14:2(B) against the

person protected by the protective order, regardless of whether the current offense occurred

before or after the earlier convictions, the offender shall be fined not more than one thousand

dollars and imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than fourteen days nor more

than two years. At least fourteen days of the sentence of imprisonment imposed under this

Paragraph shall be without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. If a

portion of the sentence is imposed with benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of

sentence, the court shall require the offender to participate in a court-monitored domestic

abuse intervention program as defined by R.S. 14:35.3.

C.(1) Whoever is convicted of the offense of violation of protective orders where the

violation involves a battery or any crime of violence as defined by R.S. 14:2(B) against the

person for whose benefit the protective order is in effect, shall be fined not more than one

thousand dollars and imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than three months

nor more than two years. At least thirty days of the sentence of imprisonment imposed under

this Paragraph shall be without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. If a

portion of the sentence is imposed with benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of

sentence, the court shall require the offender to participate in a court-monitored domestic

abuse intervention program as defined by R.S. 14:35.3.

(2) Whoever is convicted of the offense of violation of protective orders where the

violation involves a battery or any crime of violence as defined by R.S. 14:2(B) against the

person for whose benefit the protective order is in effect, and who has a conviction of

violating a protective order or of an assault or battery upon the person for whose benefit the

protective order is in effect during the five-year period prior to commission of the instant

offense, regardless of whether the instant offense occurred before or after the earlier

convictions, the offender shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars and imprisoned

with or without hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years. At least one

year of the sentence of imprisonment imposed under this Paragraph shall be without benefit

of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

D. If, as part of any sentence imposed under this Section, a fine is imposed, the court

may direct that the fine be paid for the support of the spouse or children of the offender.

E.(1) Law enforcement officers shall use every reasonable means, including but not

limited to immediate arrest of the violator, to enforce a preliminary or permanent injunction

or protective order obtained pursuant to R.S. 9:361, R.S. 9:372, R.S. 46:2131 et seq., R.S.

46:2151, R.S. 46:2171 et seq., R.S. 46:2181 et seq., Children's Code Article 1564 et seq.,

Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3604 and 3607.1, or Code of Criminal Procedure Articles

327.1, 335.1, 335.2, and 871.1 after a contradictory court hearing, or to enforce a temporary

restraining order or ex parte protective order issued pursuant to R.S. 9:361, R.S. 9:372, R.S.

46:2131 et seq., R.S. 46:2151, R.S. 46:2171 et seq., R.S. 46:2181 et seq., Children's Code

Article 1564 et seq., Code of Civil Procedure Articles 3604 and 3607.1, or Code of Criminal

Procedure Articles 327.1, 335.1, and 335.2 if the defendant has been given notice of the

temporary restraining order or ex parte protective order by service of process as required by

law.

(2) Law enforcement officers shall at a minimum issue a summons to the person in

violation of a temporary restraining order, a preliminary or permanent injunction, or a

protective order issued pursuant to R.S. 9:361 et seq., R.S. 9:372, R.S. 46:2131 et seq., R.S.

46:2151, R.S. 46:2181 et seq., Children's Code Article 1564 et seq., Code of Civil Procedure

Articles 3604 and 3607.1, or Code of Criminal Procedure Articles 30, 327.1, 335.2, and

871.1.

F. This Section shall not be construed to bar or limit the effect of any other criminal

statute or civil remedy.

G. "Instant offense" as used in this Section means the offense which is before the

court.

H. An offender ordered to participate in a court-monitored domestic abuse

intervention program under the provision of this Section shall pay the cost incurred in

participating in the program, unless the court determines that the offender is unable to pay.

Failure to make payment under this Subsection shall subject the offender to revocation of

probation.

Added by Acts 1983, No. 497, §1; Acts 1987, No. 268, §1; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess.,

No. 70, §1; Acts 1995, No. 905, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1156, §6; Acts 1999, No. 659, §1; Acts

1999, No. 1200, §1; Acts 2003, No. 750, §5; Acts 2003, No. 1198, §1; Acts 2014, No. 317,

§2; Acts 2014, No. 318, §2; Acts 2014, No. 355, §3; Acts 2015, No. 242, §2; Acts 2015, No.

440, §1; Acts 2016, No. 409, §2; Acts 2017, No. 90, §1.

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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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