Throwing Cigarette Butts from Vehicle May Not Be Worth It

The punishment for throwing cigarette butts out of a vehicle could become more severe if proposed House Bill 1075 passes. It would make cigarettes and cigarette butts included in the definition of Littering in La. R.S. 30:2522 and would also increase the fines in La. R.S. 30:2531.

The fine for a first conviction for Littering would increase to $300, along with 8 hours of community service. The fine for a second conviction for Littering would increase to $700, along with 16 hours of community service.  The fine for a first conviction for Littering would increase to $1500, along with license suspension for up to one year, 80 hours of community service.

If you need a criminal lawyer in Baton Rouge, Carl Barkemeyer may be able to help.

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Rapper Lil’ Boosie is free…but on parole

Last night, Lil’ Boosie was released from Angola after serving a sentence for a possession of marijuana third offense conviction. He only served a portion of the eight years he was sentenced to. According to the Louisiana parole statute, on a charge such as Lil’ Boosie’s, the offender can be released on good time parole after serving 40% of the sentence. This does not apply to all types of charges. Some charges do not even allow for parole. Lil’ Boosie will remain on parole until the eight years is up. He can now get back to making music. It will be interesting to see what topics he covers in his next album…

 

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