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Louisiana Identity Theft Laws

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Code SectionLa. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14:67.16 (West 1999)
Classification of Crime/PenaltiesIf loss of $1,000 or more: imprisonment with or without hard labor up to 10 years, or fine up to $10,000, or both; if loss of $500 or more, but less than $1,000: imprisonment with or without hard labor up to 5 years, or fine up to $5,000, or both; if loss of $300 or more, but less than $500: imprisonment with or without hard labor up to 3 years, or fine up to $3,000, or both; if loss of less than $300: imprisonment with or without hard labor up to 6 months, or fine up to $500, or both, but if there have been 2 or more previous convictions: imprisonment with or without hard labor up to 3 years, or fine up to $3,000, or both; perpetrator may be ordered to make full restitution to victim and any other person who suffers financial loss
Who May ProsecuteAny prosecuting authority
Exemptions to Identity Theft LawsCriminal statute does not apply to minors seeking to obtain privileges denied to minors
Civil Lawsuit Allowed?-
Civil Remedies Available-
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