Title 14. Criminal Law
Chapter 1. Criminal Code
Part III. Offenses Against Property
Subpart A. By Violence to Buildings and Other Property
4. Criminal Trespass
14:63.3 Entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden
A. (1) No person shall without authority go into or upon or remain in or upon or attempt to go into or upon or remain in or upon any structure, watercraft, or any other movable, or immovable property, which belongs to another, including public buildings and structures, ferries, and bridges, or any part, portion, or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing, including by means of any sign hereinafter described, by any owner, lessee, or custodian of the property or by any other authorized person.
(2) For the purposes of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection,“sign” means either:
(a) A sign or signs posted on or in the structure, watercraft, or any other movable, or immovable property, including public buildings and structures, ferries and bridges, or part, portion or area thereof, at a place or places where such sign or signs may be reasonably expected to be seen.
(b) The placement of identifying purple paint marks on the trees or posts on the property, provided that such marks are:
(i) Vertical lines of not less than eight inches in length and not less than one inch in width.
(ii) Placed so that the bottom of the mark is not less than three feet from the ground nor more than five feet from the ground.
(iii) Placed at locations that are readily visible to any person approaching the property and no more than one hundred feet apart on forest land, as defined in R.S. 3:3622, or one thousand feet apart on land other than forest land.
B. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than six months, or both.
Added by Acts 1960, No. 78, § 1. Amended by Acts 1963, No. 91, § 1; Acts 1968, No. 647, § 1; Acts 1977, No. 445, § 1; Acts 1978, No. 694, § 1; Acts 2018, No. 347, § 1.