Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:2800.74

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.

A.  On motion by a governmental entity involved in an investigation or prosecution involving an illegal controlled dangerous substance, an action brought under this Chapter shall be continued until the completion of the criminal investigation or prosecution that gave rise to the motion for a continuance of the action.

B.  Discovery of investigative reports of the state or law enforcement agency shall be available only at the conclusion of the state’s prosecution or action against any party in a criminal or civil proceeding, and thereafter only in accordance with R.S. 44:3 et seq.

C.  No intelligence file or information regarding illegal drug activity accumulated by a law enforcement agency or the district attorney that does not result in an arrest and bill of information or indictment shall be subject to discovery pursuant to this Chapter.

Acts 1997, No. 719, §1.