Communication between offender and victim prohibited
Louisiana Revised Statutes (R.S.)

Description: LSA-R.S. 46:1846 West's Louisiana Statutes Annotated Currentness Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 46. Public Welfare and Assistance Chapter 21-B. Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses (Refs & Annos) § 1846. Communication between offender and victim prohibited A. A person who has been charged by bill of information or indictment with any crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2, or any immediate family member of such person, shall be prohibited from communicating, either by electronic communication, in writing, or orally, with a victim of the offense, or any of his immediate family members for which the person charged has been convicted or for which disposition of the case is pending. B. The provisions of Subsection A of this Section shall apply to communication between the offender or his immediate family member and the victim, or any of his immediate family members, unless Paragraph (1) of this Subsection is satisfied and either Paragraph (2) or (3) of this Subsection is satisfied. (1) The victim consents to the communication through the local prosecuting agency. (2) The victim and offender have consented to participation in a restorative justice program administered through the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. (3) The communication is made through the counsel of the offender or the offender himself if he is representing himself at trial. C. For purposes of this Section, “immediate family member” means the spouse, mother, father, aunt, uncle, sibling, or child of the offender, whether related by blood, marriage, or adoption. D. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. CREDIT(S) Added by Acts 2008, No. 291, § 1. LSA-R.S. 46:1846, LA R.S. 46:1846 Current through the 2008 Regular Session Copr (c) 2009 Thomson Reuters/West. END OF DOCUMENT

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