Expungement of DWI/DUI and Criminal Arrests and Convictions

EXPUNGEMENTS OF DWI/DUI AND CRIMINAL ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS

1. Introduction to Expungements of DWI and Criminal Arrests and Convictions

On August 1, 2014, all of Louisiana’s expungement laws changed because the prior expungement laws were confusing. The old expungement law was repealed in its entirety and several new expungement laws were enacted. To expunge a record means to remove a record of arrest or conviction, photographs, fingerprints, disposition, or any other information of any kind from public access. When a record is expunged, it is not destroyed.
The expungement of an DWI/DUI or criminal arrest and/or conviction is important because the person may wish to exclude from public view records that have been expunged. For example, when a record is expunged, a prospective landlord or employer will not be able to find a copy of the record because the clerk of court, police department, or sheriff’s office has a duty not to produce records that have been expunged.
However, even if a record is expunged, there are certain entities that still have access to expunged records. Those entitles are:
1. the Office of Financial Institutions,
2. the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners,
3. the Louisiana State Board of Nursing,
4. the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry,
5. the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists,
6. the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy,
7. the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners,
8. the Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission,
9. Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board,
10. Office of Disciplinary Counsel,
11. the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions,
12. the Louisiana Department of Insurance,
13, the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners, and
14. or any employer or others responsible for the actions of one or more persons who have been given or have applied to be considered for a position of supervisory or disciplinary authority over children.
All of the various Louisiana laws that pertain to the expungement of DWI and criminal records of arrest and conviction can be found below.
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2. La. R.S. 15:578.1.
Pretrial diversion program for driving while intoxicated; criminal history records

Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:242, the prosecuting authority shall maintain a list of all persons arrested for a violation of R.S. 14:98, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or a parish or municipal ordinance that prohibits operating a vehicle while intoxicated, while impaired, or while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any controlled dangerous substance, and placed by the prosecuting authority into a pretrial diversion program. The arrest record and placement into the pretrial diversion or intervention program shall become a public record when the person successfully completes the pretrial diversion or intervention program or is terminated from the program. Such record shall be maintained for a period of five years from the date of arrest and shall not be subject to expungement or destruction during the period.

3. La. C.Cr.P. Art. 571. – Crimes for which there is no time limitation

There is no time limitation upon the institution of prosecution for any crime for which the punishment may be death or life imprisonment or for the crime of forcible or second degree rape (R.S. 14:42.1).

4. La. C.Cr.P. art. 571.1. Time limitation for certain sex offenses

Except as provided by Article 572 of this Chapter, the time within which to institute prosecution of the following sex offenses, regardless of whether the crime involves force, serious physical injury, death, or is punishable by imprisonment at hard labor shall be thirty years: sexual battery (R.S. 14:43.1), second degree sexual battery (R.S. 14:43.2), oral sexual battery (R.S. 14:43.3), human trafficking (R.S. 14:46.2(B)(2) or (3)), trafficking of children for sexual purposes (R.S. 14:46.3), felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile (R.S. 14:80), indecent behavior with juveniles (R.S. 14:81), pornography involving juveniles (R.S. 14:81.1), molestation of a juvenile (R.S. 14:81.2), prostitution of persons under eighteen (R.S. 14:82.1), enticing persons into prostitution (R.S. 14:86), crime against nature (R.S. 14:89), aggravated crime against nature (R.S. 14:89.1), crime against nature by solicitation (R.S. 14:89.2(B)(3)), that involves a victim under seventeen years of age. This thirty-year period begins to run when the victim attains the age of eighteen.

5. La. C.Cr.P. art. 572. Limitation of prosecution of noncapital offenses

A. Except as provided in Articles 571 and 571.1, no person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for an offense not punishable by death or life imprisonment, unless the prosecution is instituted within the following periods of time after the offense has been committed:
(1) Six years, for a felony necessarily punishable by imprisonment at hard labor.
(2) Four years, for a felony not necessarily punishable by imprisonment at hard labor.
(3) Two years, for a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, or imprisonment, or both.
(4) Six months, for a misdemeanor punishable only by a fine or forfeiture.
B. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 571.1 and Paragraph A of this Article, prosecutions for any sex offense may be commenced beyond the time limitations set forth in this Title if the identity of the offender is established after the expiration of such time limitation through the use of a DNA profile.
(2) A prosecution under the exception provided by this Paragraph shall be commenced within three years from the date on which the identity of the suspect is established by DNA testing.
(3) For purposes of this Article, “DNA” means deoxyribonucleic acid, which is located in cells and provides an individual’s personal genetic blue print and which encodes genetic information that is the basis of human heredity and forensic identification.
(4) This Paragraph shall have retroactive application to crimes committed prior to June 20, 2003.
C. Upon expiration of the time period in which a prosecution may be instituted, any bail bond applicable to that prosecution which bond has not been forfeited shall also expire, and all obligations of that bail undertaking shall be extinguished as a matter of law.

6. La. C.Cr.P. art. 893. Suspension and deferral of sentence and probation in felony cases

A. When it appears that the best interest of the public and of the defendant will be served, the court, after a first or second conviction of a noncapital felony, may suspend, in whole or in part, the imposition or execution of either or both sentences, where suspension is allowed under the law, and in either or both cases place the defendant on probation under the supervision of the division of probation and parole. The court shall not suspend the sentence of a conviction for a crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2(B)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (18), (20), (21), (22), (26), (27), or (28), or of a second conviction if the second conviction is for a violation of R.S. 14:73.5, 81.1, or 81.2. Except as provided in Subitems (B)(1)(a)(iv)(aa) and (bb) of this Article, the period of probation shall be specified and shall not be less than one year nor more than five years. The suspended sentence shall be regarded as a sentence for the purpose of granting or denying a new trial or appeal. Supervised release as provided for by Chapter 3-E of Title 15 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall not be considered probation and shall not be limited by the five-year period for probation provided for by the provisions of this Paragraph.
B.(1)(a) The court may suspend, in whole or in part, the imposition or execution of the sentence when the following conditions exist:
(i) The sentence is for a third conviction of any of the following:
(aa) A noncapital felony for which a defendant could have his sentence suspended under Paragraph A of this Article had the conviction been for a first or second offense.
(bb) A violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law.
(cc) A third conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in violation of R.S. 14:98.
(ii) It appears that suspending the sentence is in the best interest of the public and the defendant.
(iii) The district attorney consents to the suspension of the sentence.
(iv) The court orders the defendant to do any of the following:
(aa) Enter and complete a program provided by the drug division of the district court pursuant to R.S. 13:5301, et seq. When a case is assigned to the drug division probation program pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 13:5301 et seq., with the consent of the district attorney, the court may place the defendant on probation for a period of not more than eight years if the court determines that successful completion of the program may require that period of probation to exceed the five-year limit. If necessary to assure successful completion of the drug division probation program, the court may extend the duration of the probation period. The period of probation as initially fixed or as extended shall not exceed eight years.
(bb) Enter and complete an established driving while intoxicated court or sobriety court program, as agreed upon by the trial court and the district attorney. When a case is assigned to an established driving while intoxicated court or sobriety court program, with the consent of the district attorney, the court may place the defendant on probation for a period of not more than eight years if the court determines that successful completion of the program may require that period of probation to exceed the five-year limit. If necessary to assure successful completion of the drug division probation program, the court may extend the duration of the probation period. The period of probation as initially fixed or as extended shall not exceed eight years.
(cc) Reside for a minimum period of one year in a facility which conforms to the Judicial Agency Referral Residential Facility Regulatory Act, R.S. 40:2852.
(b) When suspension is allowed under this Paragraph, the defendant shall be placed on probation under the supervision of the division of probation and parole. The period of probation shall be specified and shall not be less than two years nor more than five years, except as provided in Subitems (a)(iv)(aa) and (bb) of this Subparagraph. The suspended sentence shall be regarded as a sentence for the purpose of granting or denying a new trial or appeal.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the sentencing alternatives available in Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph, shall be made available to offenders convicted of a fourth offense violation of operating a vehicle while intoxicated pursuant to R.S. 14:98, only if the offender had not been offered such alternatives prior to his fourth conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
C. If the sentence consists of both a fine and imprisonment, the court may impose the fine and suspend the sentence or place the defendant on probation as to the imprisonment.
D. Except as otherwise provided by law, the court shall not suspend a felony sentence after the defendant has begun to serve the sentence.
E.(1)(a) When it appears that the best interest of the public and of the defendant will be served, the court may defer, in whole or in part, the imposition of a sentence after conviction of a first offense noncapital felony under the conditions set forth in this Paragraph. When a conviction is entered under this Paragraph, the court may defer the imposition of sentence and place the defendant on probation under the supervision of the division of probation and parole.
(b) The court shall not defer a sentence under this provision for an offense or an attempted offense which is defined or enumerated as a crime of violence under R.S. 14:2(B) or a sex offense as defined by R.S. 15:541(14.1), involving a child under the age of seventeen years or for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than five years or for a violation of R.S. 40:966(A), 967(A), 968(A), 969(A), or 970(A).
(2) Upon motion of the defendant, if the court finds at the conclusion of the probationary period that the probation of the defendant has been satisfactory, the court may set the conviction aside and dismiss the prosecution. The dismissal of the prosecution shall have the same effect as acquittal, except that the conviction may be considered as a first offense and provide the basis for subsequent prosecution of the party as a multiple offender, and further shall be considered as a first offense for purposes of any other law or laws relating to cumulation of offenses. Dismissal under this Paragraph shall occur only once with respect to any person.
(3)(a) When a case is accepted into a drug court division probation program pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 13:5304 and at the conclusion of the probationary period the court finds that the defendant has successfully completed all conditions of probation, the court with the concurrence of the district attorney may set aside the conviction and dismiss prosecution, whether the defendant’s sentence was suspended under Paragraph A of this Article or deferred under Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph. The dismissal of prosecution shall have the same effect as an acquittal, except that the conviction may be considered as a first offense and provide the basis for subsequent prosecution of the party as a multiple offender, and shall be considered as a first offense for purposes of any other law or laws relating to cumulation of offenses.
(b) The court may extend the provisions of this Paragraph to any person who has previously successfully completed a drug court program and satisfactorily completed all other conditions of probation.
(c) Dismissal under this Paragraph shall have the same effect as an acquittal for purposes of expungement under the provisions of R.S. 44:9 and may occur only once with respect to any person.
(4) When a defendant, who has been committed to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to serve a sentence in the intensive incarceration program pursuant to the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 895(B)(3), has successfully completed the intensive incarceration program as well as successfully completed all other conditions of parole or probation, and if the defendant is otherwise eligible, the court with the concurrence of the district attorney may set aside the conviction and dismiss prosecution, whether the defendant’s sentence was suspended under Paragraph A of this Article or deferred under Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph. The dismissal of prosecution shall have the same effect as an acquittal, except that the conviction may be considered as a first offense and provide the basis for subsequent prosecution of the party as a multiple offender, and shall be considered as a first offense for purposes of any other law or laws relating to cumulation of offenses. Dismissal under this Subparagraph shall have the same effect as an acquittal for purposes of expungement under the provisions of R.S. 44:9 and may occur only once with respect to any person.
F. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as being a basis for destruction of records of the arrest and prosecution of any person convicted of a felony.

7. La. C.Cr. P. Art. 894. Suspension and deferral of sentence; probation in misdemeanor cases

A.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article to the contrary, when a defendant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, except criminal neglect of family, or stalking, the court may suspend the imposition or the execution of the whole or any part of the sentence imposed, provided suspension is not prohibited by law, and place the defendant on unsupervised probation or probation supervised by a probation office, agency, or officer designated by the court, other than the division of probation and parole of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, upon such conditions as the court may fix. Such suspension of sentence and probation shall be for a period of two years or such shorter period as the court may specify.
(2) When a suspended sentence in excess of six months is imposed, the court may place the defendant on probation under the supervision of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, division of probation and parole, for a period of not more than two years and under such conditions as the court may specify.
(3) When a defendant has been convicted of the misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, the court may suspend the imposition or the execution of the whole or any part of the sentence imposed and place the defendant on unsupervised or supervised probation upon such conditions as the court may fix, where suspension is not prohibited under the law. Such suspension of sentence and probation shall be for a period of two years or such shorter period as the court may specify.
(4) The court may suspend, reduce, or amend a misdemeanor sentence after the defendant has begun to serve the sentence.
(5) At the time that any defendant petitions the court to set aside any plea for operating a vehicle while intoxicated pursuant to this Article, the court shall order the clerk of court to mail to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, a certified copy of the record of the plea, fingerprints of the defendant, and proof of the requirements as set forth in Code of Criminal Procedure Article 556.1 which shall include the defendant’s date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license number. An additional fifty dollar court cost shall be assessed at this time against the defendant and paid to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, for the costs of storage and retrieval of the records.
(6) (6) When a case is assigned to the drug division probation program pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 13:5304, with the consent of the district attorney, the court may place the defendant on probation for a period of not more than eight years if the court determines that successful completion of the program may require that the period of probation exceed the two-year limit. If necessary to assure successful completion of the drug division probation program, the court may extend the duration of the probation period. The period of probation as initially fixed or as extended shall not exceed eight years.
(7) When a case is assigned to an established driving while intoxicated court or sobriety court program certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, with the consent of the district attorney, the court may place the defendant on probation for a period of not more than eight years if the court determines that the successful completion of the program may require that the period of probation exceed the two-year limit. If necessary to assure successful completion of the driving while intoxicated court or sobriety court program, the court may extend the duration of the probation period. The period of probation as initially fixed or as extended shall not exceed eight years.
B.(1) When the imposition of sentence has been deferred by the court, as authorized by this Article, and the court finds at the conclusion of the period of deferral that the defendant has not been convicted of any other offense during the period of the deferred sentence, and that no criminal charge is pending against him, the court may set the conviction aside and dismiss the prosecution. However, prior to setting aside any conviction and dismissing the prosecution for any charge for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, the court shall require proof in the form of a certified letter from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, that the requirements of Subparagraph (A)(5) of this Article have been complied with.
(2) The dismissal of the prosecution shall have the same effect as an acquittal, except that the conviction may be considered as a prior offense and provide the basis for subsequent prosecution of the party as a multiple offender. Discharge and dismissal under this provision may occur only once with respect to any person during a five-year period. Except as provided in Subparagraph (3) of this Paragraph, discharge and dismissal under this provision for the offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated may occur only once with respect to any person during a ten-year period.
(3) Discharge and dismissal pursuant to the provisions of this Subparagraph may occur on a single subsequent prosecution and conviction which occurs during the ten-year period provided for in Subparagraph (B)(2) of this Article if the following conditions are met:
(a) The offender has successfully completed a driving while intoxicated court or sobriety court program pursuant to Subparagraph (A)(7) of this Article.
(b) The conditions imposed by the court pursuant to the provisions of Subparagraph (A)(3) of this Article have been met.
C. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as being a basis for destruction of records of the arrest and prosecution of any person convicted of a misdemeanor.
D.(1) The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, shall serve as a repository for the records referred to in Subparagraph (A)(5) of this Article for any plea for operating a vehicle while intoxicated entered pursuant to the provisions of this Article. The department shall maintain records for a period of ten years. The department shall respond by certified mail to a request by any court, prosecuting agency, or defendant seeking certified copies of the records or verification that the records are in the possession of the department.
(2) The records maintained by the department pursuant to this Article shall be confidential, except as otherwise provided in this Article. Certified copies of the records maintained by the department shall be admissible only in a subsequent prosecution for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and shall not be used for any other purpose.
(3)(a) The Department of Insurance is hereby authorized to expend from any surplus it derives from a fiscal year an amount not to exceed three hundred thousand dollars to the office of motor vehicles to fully implement and maintain the electronic database established in this Paragraph.
(b) The Department of Insurance is further authorized to enter into cooperative endeavor agreements with the Louisiana State Supreme Court, any district attorney’s office, or any clerk of court’s office for training and usage of the database created by this Paragraph.

8. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 971. Legislative findings

The legislature hereby finds and declares the following:

(1) Louisiana law provides for the expungement of certain arrest and conviction records under limited circumstances. Obtaining an expungement of these records allows for the removal of a record from public access but does not result in the destruction of the record.

(2) An expunged record is confidential, but remains available for use by law enforcement agencies, criminal justice agencies, and other statutorily defined agencies.

(3) Following the passage of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, all individuals who wish to work at ports or on vessels regulated by this Act are required to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Obtaining a TWIC card requires a criminal history check and clearance which cannot be obtained without either a clean record or an expunged record with respect to certain offenses.

(4) The inability to obtain an expungement can prevent certain individuals from obtaining gainful employment.

(5) The need for employment must be balanced appropriately against the desire for public safety. Nothing in this Title shall be construed to limit or impair in any way the subsequent use of any expunged record of arrest or conviction in any lawful manner by law enforcement, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, or judges, including its use as a predicate offense or for the provisions of the Habitual Offender Law.

(6) It is the intention of the legislature that this Title will provide opportunities to break the cycle of criminal recidivism, increase public safety, and assist the growing population of criminal offenders reentering the community to establish a self-sustaining life through opportunities in employment.

(7) In balancing the legitimate needs of law enforcement agencies and the desire to afford employment opportunities to all Louisiana citizens, the Louisiana Legislature enacts the provisions of this Title within the Code of Criminal Procedure.

9. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 972. Definitions

As used in this Title:
(1) “Expunge a record” means to remove a record of arrest or conviction, photographs, fingerprints, disposition, or any other information of any kind from public access pursuant to the provisions of this Title. “Expunge a record” does not mean destruction of the record.

(2) “Expungement by redaction” provides for the expungement of records of a person who is arrested or convicted with other persons who are not entitled to expungement and involves the removal of the name or any other identifying information of the person entitled to the expungement and otherwise retains the records of the incident as they relate to the other persons.

(3) “Interim expungement” means to expunge a felony arrest from the criminal history of a person who was convicted of a misdemeanor offense arising out of the original felony arrest. Only the original felony arrest may be expunged in an interim expungement.

(4) “Records” includes any incident reports, photographs, fingerprints, disposition, or any other such information of any kind in relation to a single arrest event in the possession of the clerk of court, any criminal justice agency, and local and state law enforcement agencies but shall not include DNA records.

10. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 973. Effect of expunged record of arrest or conviction

A. An expunged record of arrest or conviction shall be confidential and no longer considered to be a public record and shall not be made available to any person or other entity except for the following:

(1) To a member of a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or prosecutor who shall request that information in writing, certifying that the request is for the purpose of investigating, prosecuting, or enforcing criminal law, for the purpose of any other statutorily defined law enforcement or administrative duties, or for the purposes of the requirements of sex offender registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:540 et seq.

(2) On order of a court of competent jurisdiction and after a contradictory hearing for good cause shown.

(3) To the person whose record has been expunged or his counsel.

(4) To a member of a law enforcement or criminal justice agency, prosecutor, or judge, who requests that information in writing, certifying that the request is for the purpose of defending a law enforcement, criminal justice agency, or prosecutor in a civil suit for damages resulting from wrongful arrest or other civil litigation and the expunged record is necessary to provide a proper defense.

B. Upon written request therefor and on a confidential basis, the information contained in an expunged record may be released to the following entities that shall maintain the confidentiality of such record: the Office of Financial Institutions, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, the Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners, or any person or entity requesting a record of all criminal arrests and convictions pursuant to R.S. 15:587.1, or as otherwise provided by law.

C. Except as to those persons and other entities set forth in Paragraph A of this Article, no person whose record of arrest or conviction has been expunged shall be required to disclose to any person that he was arrested or convicted of the subject offense, or that the record of the arrest or conviction has been expunged.

D. Any person who fails to maintain the confidentiality of records as required by the provisions of this Article shall be subject to contempt proceedings.

E. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to limit or impair in any way the subsequent use of any expunged record of any arrests or convictions by a law enforcement agency, criminal justice agency, or prosecutor including its use as a predicate offense, for the purposes of the Habitual Offender Law, or as otherwise authorized by law.

F. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to limit or impair the authority of a law enforcement official to use an expunged record of any arrests or convictions in conducting an investigation to ascertain or confirm the qualifications of any person for any privilege or license as required or authorized by law.

G. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to limit or impair in any way the subsequent use of any expunged record of any arrests or convictions by a “news-gathering organization”. For the purposes of this Title, “news-gathering organization” means all of the following:

(1) A newspaper, or news publication, printed or electronic, of current news and intelligence of varied, broad, and general public interest, having been published for a minimum of one year and that can provide documentation of membership in a statewide or national press association, as represented by an employee thereof who can provide documentation of his employment with the newspaper, wire service, or news publication.

(2) A radio broadcast station, television broadcast station, cable television operator, or wire service as represented by an employee thereof who can provide documentation of his employment.

H. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to relieve a person who is required to register and provide notice as a child predator or sex offender of any obligations and responsibilities provided in R.S. 15:541 et seq.

11. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 974. Dissemination of expunged records by third parties; court order

A. A private third-party entity, excluding a news-gathering organization, that compiles and disseminates criminal history information for compensation shall not disseminate any information in its possession regarding an arrest, conviction, or other disposition after it has received notice of an issuance of a court order to expunge the record of any such arrest or conviction. The provisions of this Paragraph shall not apply to private third-party entities which are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.) or the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (15 U.S.C. §6801-6809).

B. The person obtaining the expungement shall send notice of the order of expungement by certified or registered mail with return receipt requested and a certified copy of the order of expungement.

C. A private third-party entity that publicly disseminates criminal history information in violation of this Article after having received notice as provided for in Paragraph B of this Article, may be liable for any actual damages, court costs, and attorney fees that are incurred by the person whose criminal history was disseminated.

12. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 975. Individuals incarcerated; ineligible to file motion to expunge records

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, or incarcerated in any correctional facility shall not be permitted to file a motion to expunge a record of an arrest which did not result in a conviction or to expunge a record of an arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense.

13. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 976. Motion to expunge record of arrest that did not result in a conviction

A. A person may file a motion to expunge a record of his arrest for a felony or misdemeanor offense that did not result in a conviction if any of the following apply:

(1) The person was not prosecuted for the offense for which he was arrested, and the limitations on the institution of prosecution have barred the prosecution for that offense.

(2) The district attorney for any reason declined to prosecute any offense arising out of that arrest.

(3) Prosecution was instituted and such proceedings have been finally disposed of by dismissal, sustaining of a motion to quash, or acquittal.
B. Pursuant to R.S. 15:578.1, no person arrested for a violation of R.S. 14:98 (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) or a parish or municipal ordinance that prohibits operating a vehicle while intoxicated, impaired, or while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any controlled dangerous substance, and placed by the prosecuting authority into a pretrial diversion program, shall be entitled to an expungement of the record until five years have elapsed since the date of arrest for that offense.
C. The motion to expunge a record of arrest that did not result in a conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense shall be served pursuant to the provisions of Article 979.

14. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 977. Motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense

A. A person may file a motion to expunge his record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense if either of the following apply:

(1) The conviction was set aside and the prosecution was dismissed pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

(2) More than five years have elapsed since the person completed any sentence, deferred adjudication, or period of probation or parole, and the person has not been convicted of any felony offense during the five-year period, and has no felony charge pending against him. The motion filed pursuant to this Subparagraph shall include a certification obtained from the district attorney which verifies that to his knowledge the applicant has no felony convictions during the five-year period and no pending felony charges under a bill of information or indictment.

B. The motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense shall be served pursuant to the provisions of Article 979 of this Code.

C. No person shall be entitled to expungement of a record under either of the following circumstances:

(1) The misdemeanor conviction arose from circumstances involving a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541, except that an interim expungement shall be available as authorized by the provisions of Article 985.1 of this Code.

(2) The misdemeanor conviction was for domestic abuse battery which was not dismissed pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

(3) The misdemeanor conviction was for stalking (R.S. 14:40.2).

D.(1) Expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense shall occur only once with respect to any person during a five-year period, unless the person was sentenced pursuant to Article 894(B) of this Code.

(2) Expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated shall occur only once with respect to any person during a ten-year period.

15. La. C. Cr. Pr. Art. 978. Motion to expunge record of arrest and conviction of a felony offense

A. Except as provided in Paragraph B of this Article, a person may file a motion to expunge his record of arrest and conviction of a felony offense if either of the following apply:
(1) The conviction was set aside and the prosecution was dismissed pursuant to Article 893(E) of this Code.
(2) More than ten years have elapsed since the person completed any sentence, deferred adjudication, or period of probation or parole based on the felony conviction, and the person has not been convicted of any other criminal offense during the ten-year period, and has no criminal charge pending against him. The motion filed pursuant to this Subparagraph shall include a certification obtained from the district attorney which verifies that, to his knowledge, the applicant has no convictions during the ten-year period and no pending charges under a bill of information or indictment.
B. No expungement shall be granted nor shall a person be permitted to file a motion to expunge the record of arrest and conviction of a felony offense if the person was convicted of the commission or attempted commission of any of the following offenses:
(1) A crime of violence as defined by or enumerated in R.S. 14:2(B).
(2)(a) Notwithstanding any provision of Article 893 of this Code, a sex offense or a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor as each term is defined by R.S. 15:541, or any offense which occurred prior to June 18, 1992, that would be defined as a sex offense or a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor had it occurred on or after June 18, 1992.
(b) Any person who was convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile (R.S. 14:80) prior to August 15, 2001, is eligible for an expungement pursuant to the provisions of this Title if the offense for which the offender was convicted would be defined as misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile (R.S. 14:80.1) had the offender been convicted on or after August 15, 2001. The burden is on the mover to establish that the elements of the offense of conviction are equivalent to the current definition of misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile as defined by R.S. 14:80.1. A copy of the order waiving the sex offender registration and notification requirements issued pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:542(F) shall be sufficient to meet this burden.
(3) A violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, except for any of the following which may be expunged pursuant to the provisions of this Title:
(a) A conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance as provided for in R.S. 40:966(C), 967(C), 968(C), 969(C), or 970(C).
(b) A conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute.
(c) A conviction for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is punishable by a term of imprisonment of not more than five years.
(d) A conviction for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which may be expunged pursuant to Article 893(E).
C. The motion to expunge a record of arrest and conviction of a felony offense shall be served pursuant to the provisions of Article 979 of this Code.
D. Expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a felony offense shall occur only once with respect to any person during a fifteen-year period.

16. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 979. Service of motion to expunge a record

A. The clerk of court shall serve notice of the motion of expungement by United States mail or electronically upon the following entities:
(1) The district attorney of the parish of conviction.
(2) The Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.
(3) The arresting law enforcement agency.

B. When service is made by United States mail, a certificate of service shall be filed into the record indicating the date the motion was placed in the United States mail for service.

La. C. Cr. P. Art. 980. Contradictory hearing
A. Any entity named in Article 979 of this Code that receives notice of the motion may object to the granting of a motion to expunge a record.
B.(1) Except as provided in Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph, an objecting party shall file an affidavit of response with reasons for the objection in the record with service to the defendant within sixty days from the date of service of the motion and specifically state the grounds for the objection.
(2) If the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information objects to the granting of the motion to expunge a record, it shall file an affidavit of response with reasons for the objection in the record with service to the defendant within one hundred and twenty days from the date of the service of the motion until August 1, 2015. On August 1, 2015, and thereafter, if the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information objects to the granting of the motion to expunge a record, it shall file an affidavit of response with reasons for the objection in the record with service to the defendant within sixty days from the date of the service of the motion.
C. The court may grant an extension of time to file an objection not to exceed thirty days from the expiration of the original sixty days for a party to object.
D. Any objection timely filed shall have a contradictory hearing. If an objection is timely filed, the district attorney or an objecting party shall request that the matter be set for a contradictory hearing. A notice of hearing shall be served on the defendant and those persons provided for in Article 979 of this Code.
E. The objecting agency must show by a preponderance of the evidence why the motion of expungement should not be granted.
F. If no objection is filed by an agency listed under Article 979 of this Code, the defendant may waive the contradictory hearing, and the court shall grant the motion to expunge the record if the court determines that the mover is entitled to the expungement in accordance with law.
G. Any agency listed under Article 979 of this Code may expressly waive its time period to object by filing a formal “No Opposition” into the record.

17. La. C. Cr. Pr. Art. 981. Judgment granting motion to expunge a record of arrest or conviction; execution

A judgment ordering expungement of a record of arrest or of conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense shall be served as provided for in Code of Criminal Procedure Article 982. The judgment shall not affect any persons or other entities set forth in Code of Criminal Procedure Article 979 or 982 who have not been served with the motion and judgment ordering the expungement of a record.

18. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 982. Service of order and judgment of expungement

The clerk of court shall serve the order and judgment of expungement of a record by United States mail or electronically upon all of the following entities:
(1) The district attorney of the parish of conviction.
(2) The Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.
(3) The sheriff of the parish of conviction.
(4) The arresting agency.

19. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 983. Costs of expungement of a record; fees; collection; exemptions; disbursements

A. Except as provided for in Articles 894 and 984 of this Code, the total cost to obtain a court order expunging a record shall not exceed five hundred fifty dollars.
B. The nonrefundable processing fees for a court order expunging a record shall be as follows:
(1) The Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information may charge a processing fee of two hundred fifty dollars for the expungement of any record of arrest when ordered to do so by the court in compliance with the provisions of this Title.
(2) The sheriff may charge a processing fee of fifty dollars for the expungement of any record of arrest when ordered to do so by the court in compliance with the provisions of this Title.
(3) The district attorney may charge a processing fee of fifty dollars for the expungement of any record of arrest when ordered to do so by the court in compliance with the provisions of this Title.
(4) The clerk of court may charge a processing fee not to exceed two hundred dollars to cover the clerk’s costs of the expungement.
C. The clerk of court shall collect all processing fees at the time the motion for expungement is filed.
D.(1) The clerk shall immediately direct the collected processing fee provided for in Subparagraph (B)(1) of this Article to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, and the processing fee amount shall be deposited immediately upon receipt into the Criminal Identification and Information Fund.
(2) The clerk shall immediately direct the collected processing fees provided for in Subparagraphs (B)(2) and (3) of this Article to the sheriff and the district attorney, and the processing fee amount shall be remitted immediately upon receipt in equal proportions to the office of the district attorney and the sheriff’s general fund.
E. The processing fees provided for by this Article are nonrefundable and shall not be returned even if the court does not grant the motion for expungement.
F. An applicant for the expungement of a record shall not be required to pay any fee to the clerk of court, the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, sheriff, the district attorney, or any other agency to obtain or execute an order of a court of competent jurisdiction to expunge the arrest from the individual’s arrest record if a certification obtained from the district attorney is presented to the clerk of court which verifies that the applicant has no felony convictions and no pending felony charges under a bill of information or indictment and at least one of the following applies:
(1) The applicant was acquitted, after trial, of all charges derived from the arrest, including any lesser and included offense.
(2) The district attorney consents, and the case against the applicant was dismissed or the district attorney declined to prosecute the case prior to the time limitations prescribed in Chapter 1 of Title XVII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the applicant did not participate in a pretrial diversion program.
(3) The applicant was arrested and was not prosecuted within the time limitations prescribed in Chapter 1 of Title XVII of the Code of Criminal Procedure and did not participate in a pretrial diversion program.
(4) The applicant was determined to be factually innocent and entitled to compensation for a wrongful conviction pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:572.8.
G. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a juvenile who has successfully completed any juvenile drug court program operated by a court of this state shall be exempt from payment of the processing fees otherwise authorized by this Article.

20. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 984. Additional requirements for the expungement of records involving the operation of a vehicle while intoxicated;  additional fee

A. A person convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated shall be required to supplement the motions required in this Title with proof in the form of a certified letter from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, that the person has complied with the requirements of this Article. The certified letter shall be attached to the motion to expunge the record of arrest and conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
B. The court shall order the clerk of court to mail to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, all of the following as provided by the defendant:
(1) A certified copy of the record of the plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
(2) Fingerprints of the defendant.
(3) Proof that the defendant meets the requirements as set forth in Article 556 or 556.1 of this Code which shall include the defendant’s date of birth, social security number, and driver’s license number.
C. An additional dollar fifty-dollar court cost shall be assessed at this time against the defendant and paid to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, for the costs of storage and retrieval of the records. The court cost provided by this Paragraph shall be submitted to the department regardless of whether the clerk of court is submitting this matter to the department pursuant to Paragraph B or D of this Article.
D. In lieu of forwarding the items listed in Paragraph B of this Article, the clerk of court may send a copy of the letter issued by the department pursuant to Subparagraph (B)(1) of Article 894 if the clerk had previously submitted records of the plea to the department pursuant to that Article.
La. C. Cr. P. Art. 985. Expungement by redaction of records with references to multiple individuals
A. If a record includes the name of more than one individual and one or more of the individuals is entitled to an expungement of an arrest or conviction pursuant to the provisions of this Title, any individual entitled to an expungement may petition the court to have records related to the arrest or conviction of the individual expunged by redaction.
B. If the court grants the expungement by redaction, the name of the individual and all other identifying information regarding the individual granted the expungement by redaction shall be redacted from all records regarding the arrest and conviction. The redacted records shall be available for public access.
C. The clerk of court shall not be liable for any damages resulting to any person or entity as a consequence of expunging or redacting or for the failure to expunge or redact any record where the expungement order does not specifically identify all locations of the records to be expunged or specify the information to be redacted.

21. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 985.1. Interim motion to expunge a felony arrest from criminal history in certain cases resulting in a misdemeanor            conviction

A. A person may file an interim motion to expunge a felony arrest from his criminal history when that original arrest results in a conviction for a misdemeanor. In such cases, only the original felony arrest may be expunged.
B. The interim motion to expunge a felony arrest which results in a misdemeanor conviction from criminal history is separate and distinct from an expungement of a final conviction pursuant to Articles 976, 977, and 978 of this Code.
C. Except as provided in Paragraph D of this Article, an interim motion to expunge a felony arrest from criminal history shall follow the same procedures and fees established pursuant to the provisions of Article 979 et seq of this Code.
D. An interim motion to expunge shall not be subject to the time limitations provided for in Articles 977(A)(2) or 978(A)(2) of this Code, and there shall be no restriction on the number of interim expungements which may be granted.

22. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 986. Forms for the expungement of records

A. Only the forms provided for in Articles 987, 988, 989, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, and 995 of this Code shall be used for filing motions to expunge a record of an arrest which did not result in a conviction, for the expungement of a record of arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense, or for an interim motion to expunge a felony offense which resulted in a misdemeanor conviction.
B. Supplemental forms may be added to any petition as long as they adhere to the form provided for in Article 993 of this Code.

C. The clerk of court for any court in the state of Louisiana having criminal jurisdiction may amend any of the forms provided for in Articles 987, 988, 989, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, and 995 to provide the appropriate name of the court ordering an expungement of records.

23. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 987. Motion to set aside conviction and dismiss prosecution; rule to show cause; order of dismissal forms to be used


STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: _____________
Division: “_______”
State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

MOTION TO SET ASIDE CONVICTION AND
DISMISS PROSECUTION
NOW INTO HONORABLE COURT, comes
*
Defendant, OR
*
Defendant through undersigned Counsel,
who moves that the conviction pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure
*
Article 894(B) Misdemeanors, OR
*
Article 893(E) Felonies
in the above numbered case be set aside and that the prosecution dismissed in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure in that the period of the deferred sentence has run and petitioner has successfully completed the terms of his probation.
The mover is further identified below:
DOCKET NUMBER:
_______________________
CHARGE:
_______________________
DATE OF ARREST:
_______________________
ARRESTING AGENCY:
_______________________
CITY/PARISH OF ARREST:
_______________________
The Mover prays that, after a contradictory hearing with the District Attorney’s Office, the Court order the above numbered case be set aside and that the prosecution dismissed in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Respectfully submitted,
____________________________________
Signature of Attorney for Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Attorney for Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Attorney’s Bar Roll No.

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

If not represented by counsel:

____________________________________
Signature of Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: ______________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

RULE TO SHOW CAUSE
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the District Attorney show cause on the _______ day of ______________________, 20 _____, at ______o’clock __m why the foregoing motion should not be granted.
THUS ORDERED AND SIGNED this ____ day of _________________, 20 ____ at ______________, Louisiana, ___________________________.
___________________________
JUDGE

PLEASE SERVE:

1.
District Attorney: _____________________________________________

2.
Attorney for Defendant and/or Defendant ____________________________

STATE OF LOUISIANA

JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF

______________________________

No.: _________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana

vs.
_______________________________________________________

ORDER OF DISMISSAL

Considering the Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Dismiss Prosecution, the hearing conducted on the representation of the State of Louisiana of its consent hereto, and that there is no opposition for any good cause appearing herein;
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that this conviction is set aside and the prosecution dismissed for purposes of expungement.
THUS ORDERED AND SIGNED this _____ day of _______________, 20 ____at ________________, Louisiana.
___________________________________
JUDGE

PLEASE SERVE:

1.
District Attorney:________________________________________________

2.
Attorney for D modifying 988 Start here

La. C. Cr. P. Art. 988. Motion for fee exemption form to be used


STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________

No.: ______________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

CERTIFICATION OF FEE WAIVER
To be completed by defendant and submitted to the District Attorney’s Office prior to filing. Append completed form to Motion of Expungement at filing only if eligible.

DEFENDANT NAME
DATE OF BIRTH
SSN (last 4 digits) #
DATE OF ARREST
DOCKET NUMBER
CHARGE

In accordance with Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 983, the Office of the District Attorney has reviewed the available databases and determined that (Check all that apply. To be completed by authorized personnel from the District Attorney’s Office and returned within 15 days to defendant.):

The arrestee listed above has NO FELONY CONVICTIONS.
AND

The arrestee listed above has NO PENDING FELONY CHARGES UNDER A BILL OF
INDICTMENT OR INFORMATION.
AND

The arrestee listed above WAS ACQUITTED after trial of all charges derived from the
arrest listed above, including any lesser and included offense.
OR

The arrestee listed above WAS NOT PROSECUTED WITHIN THE TIME
LIMITATIONS prescribed in Chapter 1 of Title XVII of the Code of Criminal Procedure and the arrestee did not participate in a pretrial diversion program for the arrest listed above.
OR
The case involving the arrestee listed above was dismissed or the district attorney declined to prosecute the case prior to the time limitations prescribed in Chapter 1 of Title XVII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the arrestee did not participate in a pretrial diversion program.
OR
The arrestee listed above has been determined to be factually innocent and entitled to compensation for a wrongful conviction pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:572.8.
OR

The arrestee listed above is a juvenile who has successfully completed any juvenile drug court program and is exempt from fees pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 983(G).

________________________________________________________
District Attorney or his designee – Print Name

_______________________________________________________, 20____”
District Attorney or his designee – Signature Date

24. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 989. Motion for expungement forms to be used


STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: _____________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

MOTION FOR EXPUNGEMENT
NOW INTO COURT comes mover, who provides the court with the following information in connection with this request:

I. DEFENDANT INFORMATION
NAME: ___________________________________________________________
(Last, First, MI)

DOB: ________/______/_______ (MM/DD/YYYY)

GENDER _____ Female _____Male

SSN (last 4 digits): XXX-XX-________

RACE: _________________

DRIVER LIC.# _________________

ARRESTING AGENCY: __________________________________________

SID# (if available): _________________

ARREST NUMBER (ATN): ______________________________

AGENCY ITEM NUMBER: ______________________________
Mover is entitled to expunge the record of his arrest/conviction pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 971 et seq. and states the following in support:

II. ARREST INFORMATION

1. Mover was arrested on _______/______/_______ (MM/DD/YYYY)

2. _____ YES _____ NO A supplemental sheet with arrests and/or convictions is
attached after page 2 of this Motion.
3. Mover was:

_____ YES _____ NO Arrested, but it did not result in conviction
_____ YES _____ NO Convicted of and seeks to expunge a misdemeanor
_____ YES _____ NO Convicted of and seeks to expunge a felony

4. Mover was booked and/or charged with the following offenses: (List each offense booked
and charged separately. Please number each item numerically beginning with number 1. Attach a supplemental sheet, if necessary.)

____ Yes ____ No ARRESTS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN CONVICTION

ITEM NO. 1 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : ________
Name of the offense __________________
( ) Time expired for prosecution _________________
(MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) Not prosecuted for any offense
arising out of this charge.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) DWI Pre-Trial Diversion Program
and 5 years have elapsed since the
date of arrest.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal
ITEM NO. 2 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : ________
Name of the offense __________________
( ) Time expired for prosecution _________________
(MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) Not prosecuted for any
offense arising out of this charge.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal
ITEM NO. 3 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : ________
Name of the offense __________________
( ) Time expired for prosecution __________________
(MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) Not prosecuted for any offense
arising out of this charge.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

____ Yes ____ No MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS

ITEM NO. 1 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______
Name of the offense _________________
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 5 years have passed since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. 2 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______
Name of the offense _________________
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 5 years have passed since completion of sentence.
____ Yes ____ No FELONY CONVICTIONS

ITEM NO. 1 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 10 years have passed since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. 2 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ :________
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 10 years have passed since completion of sentence

____ Yes ____ No OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE NTOXICATED CONVICTIONS

Mover has attached the following:

( ) A certified letter of compliance in accordance with C.Cr.P. Art. 984
from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office
of motor vehicles, that it has received from the clerk of court a certified copy of the record of the plea, fingerprints of the defendant, and proof of the requirements set forth in C.Cr.P. Art. 556, which shall include the defendant’s date of birth, last four digits of social security number, and driver’s license number

5. Mover has attached to this Motion the following pertinent documents:

Criminal Background Check from the La. State Police/Parish Sheriff dated within
the past 30 days (required).

Bill(s) of Information (if any).

Minute entry showing final disposition of case (if any).

Certification Letter from the District Attorney for fee waiver (if eligible).

Certification Letter from the District Attorney verifying that the applicant has no
convictions or pending applicable criminal charges in the requisite time periods.

Certification Letter from the District Attorney verifying that the charges were
refused.

Certification Letter from the District Attorney verifying that the applicant did not
participate in a pretrial diversion program.

A copy of the order waiving the sex offender registration and notification
requirements.

6. Mover was:
______ YES ______ NO Arrested with another individual.
The Mover prays that if there is no objection timely filed by the arresting law enforcement agency, the district attorney’s office, or the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Information, that an order be issued herein ordering the expungement of the record of arrest and/or conviction set forth above, including all photographs, fingerprints, disposition, or any other such information, which record shall be confidential and no longer considered a public record, nor be made available to other persons, except a prosecutor, member of a law enforcement agency, or a judge who may request such information in writing, certifying that such request is for the purpose of prosecuting, investigating, or enforcing the criminal law, for the purpose of any other statutorily defined law enforcement or administrative duties, or for the purpose of the requirements of sex offender registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:541 et seq. or as an order of this Court to any other person for good cause shown, or as otherwise authorized by law.
If an “Affidavit of No Opposition” by each agency named herein is attached hereto and made a part hereof, Defendant requests that no contradictory hearing be required and the Motion be granted ex parte.
Respectfully submitted,

____________________________________
Signature of Attorney for Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Attorney for Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Attorney’s Bar Roll No.

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

If not represented by counsel:

____________________________________
Signature of Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

25. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 990. Affidavit of response form to be used

STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: ______________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

AFFIDAVIT OF RESPONSE
Pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 980, the District Attorney for the Parish of __________________ acknowledges the following:

No Opposition. Respondent respectfully consents to waiver of the contradictory hearing.

Opposition to the Motion of Expungement with Reasons. Respondent respectfully
Requests a contradictory hearing.

OR

Pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 980, the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information acknowledges the following:

No Opposition. Respondent respectfully consents to waiver of the contradictory hearing.

Opposition to the Motion of Expungement with Reasons. Respondent respectfully
requests a contradictory hearing.
OR

Pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 980, the arresting law enforcement agency ___________________acknowledges the following:

No Opposition. Respondent respectfully consents to waiver of the contradictory hearing.

Opposition to the Motion of Expungement with Reasons. Respondent respectfully
requests a contradictory hearing.

Respectfully submitted,

____________________________________
Signature of Attorney

____________________________________
Attorney’s Bar Roll No.

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

PLEASE SERVE:

1. District Attorney:______________________________________________

2. Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information___________

3. The Arresting Law Enforcement Agency___________________________

26. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 991. Order form to be used


STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: _____________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

ORDER
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED,
*
If there is an objection to the Motion for Expungement, the district attorney and the arresting law enforcement agency shall file a motion to object within sixty days of the service of this Order.
*
If the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information objects to the Motion for Expungement, they shall file a motion within 120 days of the service of this order (prior to August 1, 2015) and within 60 days of service of this order (after August 1, 2015).
*
NO CONTRADICTORY HEARING SHALL BE REQUIRED as evidenced by the “Affidavit of No Opposition” executed by each agency named herein and attached to the Motion for Expungement.
THUS ORDERED AND SIGNED this ____ day of _________________, 20 ____ at ______________, Louisiana, ___________________________.
___________________________
JUDGE

PLEASE SERVE:

1. District Attorney:________________________________________________

2. Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information_____________

3. Arresting Agency: ____________________________________________”

27. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 992. Order of expungement form to be used

STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: ____________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

ORDER OF EXPUNGEMENT OF ARREST/CONVICTION RECORD
Considering the Motion for Expungement

The hearing conducted and evidence adduced herein, OR

Affidavits of No Opposition filed,
IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED

THE MOTION IS DENIED for Item(s) No. ______________ the following reasons
(check all that apply):

More than five years have not elapsed since Mover completed the misdemeanor
conviction sentence.
More than ten years have not elapsed since Mover completed the felony conviction
sentence.

Mover was convicted of one of the following ineligible felony offenses:

A violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is
ineligible to be expunged.

An offense currently listed as a sex offense that requires registration pursuant to
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 15:540 et seq., at the time the Motion was filed, regardless of whether the duty to register was ever imposed.

An offense defined or enumerated as a “crime of violence” pursuant to La. Rev.
Stat. Ann. 14:2(B) at the time the Motion was filed.

The arrest and conviction being sought to have expunged is for operating a motor
vehicle while intoxicated and a copy of the proof from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, is not attached as required by C.Cr.P. Art. 984(A).

Mover has had another record of misdemeanor conviction expunged during the
previous five-year period.

The record of arrest and conviction which Mover seeks to have expunged is for
operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and Mover has had another record of
arrest and misdemeanor conviction expunged during the previous ten-year period.

Mover has had another record of felony conviction expunged during the previous
fifteen-year period.

Mover was convicted of a misdemeanor which arose from circumstances
involving a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541.

Mover was convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic abuse battery which
was not dismissed pursuant to C. Cr. P. Art. 894(B).

Mover did not complete pretrial diversion.

The charges against the mover were not dismissed or refused.

Mover’s felony conviction was not set aside and dismissed pursuant to C. Cr. P.
Art. 893(E).

Mover’s felony conviction was not set aside and dismissed pursuant to C. Cr. P.
Art. 894(B).

Mover completed a DWI pretrial diversion program, but five years have not
elapsed since the mover’s date of arrest.

Mover’s conviction for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is not defined as
misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile had the mover been convicted on or after August 15, 2001.

Denial for any other reason provided by law with attached reasons for denial.

THE MOTION IS HEREBY GRANTED for Item(s) No. ____________ and all agencies are ordered to expunge the record of arrest/conviction and any photographs, fingerprints, or any other such information of any kind maintained in connection with the Arrest(s)/Conviction(s) in the above-captioned matter, which record shall be confidential and no longer considered a public record, nor be available to other persons except a prosecutor, member of a law enforcement agency, or a judge who may request such information in writing certifying that such request is for the purpose of prosecuting, investigating, or enforcing the criminal law, for the purpose of any other statutorily defined law enforcement or administrative duties, or for the purpose of the requirements of sex offender registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:541 et seq. or upon an order of this Court to any other person for good cause shown, or as otherwise authorized by law.

THE MOTION IS HEREBY GRANTED FOR EXPUNGEMENT
BY REDACTION If the record includes more than one individual and the mover is entitled to expungement by redaction pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 985, for Item(s) No. __________ and all agencies are ordered to expunge the record of arrest/conviction and any photographs, fingerprints, or any other such information of any kind maintained in relation to the Arrest(s)/Conviction(s) in the above-captioned matter as they relate to the mover only. The record shall be confidential and no longer considered a public record, nor be available to other persons except a prosecutor, member of a law enforcement agency, or a judge who may request such information in writing certifying that such request is for the purpose of prosecuting, investigating, or enforcing the criminal law, for the purpose of any other statutorily defined law enforcement or administrative duties, or for the purpose of the requirements of sex offender registration and notification pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 15:541 et seq. or upon an order of this Court to any other person for good cause shown, or as otherwise authorized by law.

NAME: _______________________________________________________
(Last, First, MI)

DOB: ______/_____/______ (MM/DD/YY)

GENDER: _____ Female _____Male

SSN (last 4 digits): XXX-XX-_________

RACE: _________________

DRIVER LIC.# _________________

ARRESTING AGENCY: ______________________________________

SID# (if available): _________________

ARREST NUMBER (ATN) : _________________

AGENCY ITEM NUMBER: ____________________

ARREST DATE: ______/_____/______ (MM/DD/YY)

THUS ORDERED AND SIGNED this _____ day of _______________, 20

____at ________________, Louisiana.

___________________________________
JUDGE

PLEASE SERVE:

1. District Attorney: ______________________________________________

2. Arresting Agency: _____________________________________________

3. Parish Sheriff:________________________________________________

4. Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information___________

5. Attorney for Defendant (or defendant)____________________________”

6. Clerk of Court ________________________________________”

28. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 993. Supplemental forms to be used

SUPPLEMENTAL SHEET
____ Yes ____ No ARRESTS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN CONVICTION

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal
ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Time expired for prosecution _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) Charge refused by DA – not prosecuted.
( ) Pre-trial Diversion Program.
( ) Charge dismissed
( ) Found not guilty/judgment of acquittal

SUPPLEMENTAL SHEET
____ Yes ____ No
MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS
ITEM NO.
La. Rev. Stat. Ann.
§ _______ : ________
Name of the offense
_________________
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed
_____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO.
La. Rev. Stat. Ann.
§ _______ : ________
Name of the offense
_________________
( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed
_____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B)
( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed ____/____/_____
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr. P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B) (MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 894(B)

( ) More than 5 years have passed
since completion of sentence.

SUPPLEMENTAL SHEET

____ Yes ____ No FELONY CONVICTIONS

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed
since completion of sentence

ITEM NO.
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed
since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______
(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed
since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed

since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense
_________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed

since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed

since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed

since completion of sentence

ITEM NO. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______

Name of the offense _________________

( ) Conviction set aside/dismissed _____/____/_______

(MM/DD/YYYY)
pursuant to C.Cr.P. Art. 893(E)

( ) More than 10 years have passed

since completion of sentence

29. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 994. Motion for interim expungement form to be used

“STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________
No.: _____________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana
vs.
_______________________________________________________

MOTION FOR INTERIM EXPUNGEMENT
NOW INTO COURT comes mover, who provides the court with the following information in connection with this request:
I.
DEFENDANT INFORMATION

NAME: ___________________________________________________________
(Last, First, MI)

DOB: ________/______/_______ (MM/DD/YYYY)

GENDER _____ Female _____Male

SSN (last 4 digits): XXX-XX-________

RACE: _________________

DRIVER LIC.# _________________

ARRESTING AGENCY: __________________________________________

SID# (if available): _________________

ARREST NUMBER: _________________

Mover is entitled to an interim expungement of the entry of the felony charge(s) of his arrest pursuant to Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 985.1 and states the following in support:

II.
ARREST INFORMATION
1.
Mover was arrested on _______/______/_______ (MM/DD/YYYY)

2. _____ YES _____ NO A supplemental sheet with arrests and/or convictions is attached
after page 2 of this Motion.
3. Mover was:

_____ YES _____ NO Arrested for a felony offense.
_
____ YES _____ NO Convicted of a misdemeanor arising out of that felony offense.

4. Mover was booked and/or charged with the following offenses: (List each offense booked and charged separately. Attach a supplemental sheet, if necessary.)

____ Yes ____ No FELONY ARREST THAT RESULTED IN A ISDEMEANOR
CONVICTION

ITEM NO. 1 La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § _______ : _______
Name of the offense __________________
__________________
(MM/DD/YYYY)
( ) Felony charge dismissed.
( ) Convicted of misdemeanor offense arising out of
felony arrest.

5. Mover has attached to his Motion a criminal background check from the Louisiana State Police/Parish Sheriff dated within the past thirty days (required).

The mover prays that if there is no objection timely filed by the arresting law enforcement agency, the District Attorney’s Office, or the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information, that an order be issued herein ordering the Louisiana Bureau of Identification and Investigation to expunge the entry of the felony charge(s) listed contained in the criminal history; and further that the Clerk of Court, District Attorney, and arresting law enforcement agency expunge the entry of those felony charge(s) from any public indices.
If an “Affidavit of No Opposition” by each agency named herein is attached hereto and made a part hereof, Defendant requests that no contradictory hearing be required and the Motion be granted ex parte.

Respectfully submitted,

____________________________________
Signature of Attorney for Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Attorney for Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Attorney’s Bar Roll No.

____________________________________
Address
____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

If not represented by counsel:

____________________________________
Signature of Mover/Defendant

____________________________________
Mover/Defendant Name

____________________________________
Address

____________________________________
City, State, ZIP Code

____________________________________
Telephone Number

PLEASE SERVE:

1. District Attorney______________________________________________

2. Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information___________

3. Arresting Agency ____

30. La. C. Cr. P. Art. 995. Order of interim expungement form to be used

“STATE OF LOUISIANA
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PARISH OF
______________________________

No.: ____________
Division: “_______”

State of Louisiana

vs.

_______________________________________________________

ORDER OF EXPUNGEMENT OF INTERIM ARREST RECORD

Considering the Motion for Expungement

* The hearing conducted and evidence adduced herein, OR

* Affidavits of No Opposition filed,

IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED

* THE MOTION IS DENIED for the following reasons (check all that apply):

* Mover was not arrested for a felony.

* Mover was not convicted of a misdemeanor offense.

* THE MOTION IS HEREBY GRANTED and the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information is hereby ordered to expunge the entry of the felony charge(s) contained in the criminal history of the above-named for the following felony charge(s):

La. R.S. _______: ________
Name of Offense ________________________________
La. R.S. _______: ________
Name of Offense ________________________________

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court, District Attorney and arresting agency expunge the entry of the felony charge(s) from any public indices of the above-named on the above enumerated charge(s).
THUS ORDERED AND SIGNED this ____ day of _________________________,
20 ______ at
_________________________, Louisiana.
____________________________
JUDGE
PLEASE SERVE:

1. District Attorney ______________________________________________

2. Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information ___________

3. Arresting Agency _____________________________________________”

31. La. C. Cr. P. art. 996 Submission of expungement records to office of motor vehicles; forms to be used

and completed by the clerk of court
TRANSMITTAL OF RECORDS FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF DWI
PURSUANT TO C.Cr.P. Art. 984
_
_
_
_
DATE
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
P.O. BOX 64886
BATON ROUGE, LA 70896

NAME _________________________________ DRIVERS LICENSE# ______________________
DATE OF BIRTH: ________________________ OFFENSE DATE: _________________________
SS# ____________________________________ DOCKET NO: ____________________________
TICKET NO: ___________________________________

Attached is a certified copy of the court minutes, original/certified copy of fingerprints
and proof of the requirements as set forth in the Code of Criminal Procedure Article
556.1. Additionally, a $50.00 money order or certified funds made payable to the office
of motor vehicles, in reference to the above named defendant is attached; or

Attached is a copy of the certified letter received from office of motor vehicles indicating
that all of the required documents were previously filed in conjunction with the requirements of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 894 and are on file. Additionally, a $50.00 money order or certified funds made payable to the office of motor vehicles is attached.

NOTE: Do not use this form to submit records of a DWI plea pursuant to Code of Criminal
Procedure Article 894(A)(5).

Code of Criminal Procedure Article 894.5 is hereby enacted to read as follows:
<< LA C.Cr.P. Art. 894.5 >>
La.C.Cr.P. art. 894.5 Submission of DWI—Code of Criminal Procedure Article 894 Plea Records to office of motor vehicles; forms to be used and completed by the clerk of court
TRANSMITTAL OF RECORDS OF DWI PLEA PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 894
_
_
_
_
DATE
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
P.O. BOX 64886
BATON ROUGE, LA 70896

NAME _________________________________ DRIVERS LICENSE# ______________________
DATE OF BIRTH: ________________________ OFFENSE DATE: _________________________
SS# ____________________________________ DOCKET NO: ____________________________
TICKET NO: ___________________________________

Attached is a certified copy of the court minutes, original/certified copy of fingerprints,
and proof of the requirements as set forth in the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 556.1, as well as a $50.00 money order or certified funds made payable to the office of motor vehicles, in reference to the above named defendant.

NOTE: Do not use this form to submit records of a DWI expungement pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 984 (sic).

This information has been provided for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorneys in connection with any specific situation under federal and/or Louisiana law and the applicable state or local laws that may impose additional obligations on you and/or your family member. © 2015 Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law. Published August 23, 2015.

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