Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 913

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.

A.  An appeal by the state suspends the ruling or judgment from which the appeal is taken, except when the ruling or judgment requires the release of the defendant.

B.  An appeal by the defendant shall not suspend the execution of sentence, unless the defendant is admitted to postconviction bail.

Amended by Acts 1982, No. 736, §1.