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Louisiana Criminal Laws

Louisiana’s criminal laws cover a multitude of offenses, from white-collar crimes like tax evasion and securities fraud to more serious crimes like assault and murder. State criminal statutes identify unlawful conduct that is made punishable by sanctions like imprisonment and fines, and tend to reflect the societal norms of the state. For instance, while some states have been legalizing recreational marijuana use recently, the Bayou State does not allow any possession of marijuana, even for medicinal use. You can follow the links below for resources on Louisiana-specific laws covering a wide range of crimes, including gun control, theft, DUI, and drug crimes.

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