Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.66

  • Level four offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute sixteen ounces or more, or the illegal distribution of four ounces or more, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level one offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute less than four ounces or the illegal distribution of less than one ounce of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level three offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute  eight ounces or more but less than sixteen ounces, or the illegal distribution of two ounces or more, but less than four ounces, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Level two offense: means the illegal possession with intent to distribute four ounces or more but less than eight ounces, or the illegal distribution  of one ounce or more, but less than two ounces, of an illegal controlled substance. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62
  • Person: means a natural person, governmental entity, or corporation, partnership,  firm, trust, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or a foreign country. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.62

Any person, whose participation in the marketing of illegal controlled substances constitutes the following level of offense, shall be subject to a rebuttable presumption of responsibility in the following amounts:

(1)  For a level one offense, twenty-five percent of the damages.

(2)  For a level two offense, fifty percent of the damages.

(3)  For a level three offense, seventy-five percent of the damages.

(4)  For a level four offense, one hundred percent of the damages.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.