Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • bureau: means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • criminal justice system: means that body of agencies at the federal, state, or local level, which may legally arrest, detain, prosecute, adjudicate, treat, supervise, rehabilitate or release, or collect, store, process, transmit, or disseminate criminal history record or crime information. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 15:576
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.

            As used in this Chapter:

            (1) The term “bureau” means the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.

            (2) The terms “criminal history record” or “criminal history record information” mean information collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, bills of information, or any formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising therefrom, including sentencing, correctional supervision, and release. The terms do not include intelligence or investigatory purposes, nor does it include any identification information which does not indicate involvement of the individual in the criminal justice system. The terms do not include records of juvenile criminal conduct.

            (3) The term “criminal justice agency” means any government agency or subunit thereof, or private agency which, through statutory authorization or a legal formal agreement with a governmental unit or agency has the power of investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution, adjudication, treatment, supervision, rehabilitation or release of persons suspected, charged, or convicted of a crime; or which collects, stores, processes, transmits, or disseminates criminal history record or crime information.

            (4) The term “criminal justice information system” means all agencies, procedures, mechanisms, media, and forms as well as the information itself which are or become involved in the origination, collection, transmittal, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information related to offenses or offenders in Louisiana.

            (5) The term “criminal justice system” means that body of agencies at the federal, state, or local level, which may legally arrest, detain, prosecute, adjudicate, treat, supervise, rehabilitate or release, or collect, store, process, transmit, or disseminate criminal history record or crime information.

            (6) The term “FBI rap back system” means a service maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide authorized noncriminal and criminal justice agencies ongoing status notifications of any criminal history subsequently reported to the FBI in its criminal history system after the initial criminal or civil transaction.

            Acts 1981, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1981; Acts 2017, No. 362, §3; Acts 2020, No. 154, §1, eff. June 9, 2020.