Louisiana Criminal Records
- Louisiana has 1,933,256 total people (FBI, 2018).
- Louisiana is the 28th largest state by population.
- The District Courts have original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters.
- The Mayor's Courts are courts that have jurisdiction to try violations of municipal ordinances.
- The Justice of the Peace Courts have jurisdiction in civil matters when the amount in dispute does not exceed $5,000 and they can also perform marriages.
- The Parish Courts have jurisdiction over criminal offenses punishable by a fine of $1,000 or less and also have concurrent jurisdiction with the District Courts on cases up to $20,000.
- The City Courts deals with civil claims such as personal injury, contract, and small claims cases of $5,000 or less. They also have criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors and offenses whose punishment does not exceed $1,000. Lastly they also deal with traffic matters.
- The Juvenile and Family Courts are courts whose specialty is dealing with kids under the age of seventeen or family problems.
- The Courts of Appeal will accept appeals from a defendant is not satisfied with the circuit court's ruling. They have jurisdiction over all civil matters, all matters appealed from the juvenile and family courts, and most criminal cases.
- The Supreme Court has supervisory jurisdiction over all of the lower courts. In civil cases, this court re-considers the law and facts when hearing appeals and in criminal matters, its jurisdiction extends only to questions of the interpretation of law.
Crime Statistics for Louisiana (FBI, 2018)
18th / 49 (High)
10th / 49 (High)
35th / 49 (Low)
20th / 49 (Moderate)
16th / 49 (High)
41st / 49 (Very Low)
17th / 49 (High)
22nd / 49 (Moderate)
|Motor Vehicle Theft
28th / 49 (Moderate)
Criminal Records in Louisiana
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