Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 1001

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Sheriff: means the sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, unless the person resides outside of the jurisdiction in which the order is issued. See Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 1001

            As used in this Title:

            (1) “Dating partner” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 46:2151 or R.S. 14:34.9.

            (2) “Family member” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 46:2132 or R.S. 14:35.3.

            (3) “Firearm” means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, black powder weapon, or assault rifle which is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition or from which a shot or projectile is discharged by an explosive.

            (4) “Household member” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 46:2132 or R.S. 14:35.3.

            (5) “Other law enforcement agency” shall include any local or municipal police force, the constable, and state police.

            (6) “Sheriff” means the sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, unless the person resides outside of the jurisdiction in which the order is issued. If the person resides outside of the jurisdiction in which the order is issued, “sheriff” means the sheriff of the parish in which the person resides.

            Acts 2018, No. 367, §3, eff. Oct. 1, 2018; Acts 2019, No. 427, §3.