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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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