Air Bag Fraud Law Now Tougher

It is a crime in Louisiana to knowingly install or reinstall a counterfeit or nonfunctional air bag. Recent legislation has added the felony penalty provision if death or serious bodily injury occurs as a result of the faulty air bag. The penalty is up to one year in jail. It is also a felony to sell faulty air bags.  This is an attempt by legislators to protect the citizens of Louisiana by making those who illegally install or sell faulty air bags more accountable.  Click here to see the law that will go into effect August 1, 2014.