Louisiana Law blog
April 07th, 2017
A Houma lawmaker has proposed a measure that would give judges a new option in sentencing people who violate parish ordinances.
Current law sets the penalty at a maximum $500 fine and 30 days in a parish jail.
House Bill 19, by state Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, would allow judges to give a sentence of up to 200 hours of community service in place of – or in addition to -- traditional penalties.
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