Art. 894.4.  Probation; extension

Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 894.4

  • Court: means a court with criminal jurisdiction or its judge. See Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 931
  • defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Judge: means a judge of a court, as defined in this article. See Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 931
  • obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

When a defendant has been sentenced to probation and has a monetary obligation, including but not limited to court costs, fines, costs of prosecution, and any other monetary costs associated with probation, the judge may extend the period of probation until the monetary obligation is extinguished.

Acts 2006, No. 823, §1; Acts 2010, No. 808, §1.