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

14:63.4    Aiding and abetting others to enter or remain on premises where forbidden


A. (1) No person shall incite, solicit, urge, encourage, exhort, instigate, or procure any other person to go into or upon or to remain in or upon any structure, watercraft, or any other movable, which belongs to another, including public buildings and structures, ferries, and bridges, or any part, portion, or area thereof, knowing that such other person has been forbidden to go or remain there, either orally or in writing, including by means of any sign hereinafter described, by the 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, 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. Any law enforcement officer investigating a complaint that the provisions of this Section are being or have been violated or any such officer making any arrest for violation of the provisions of this Section, is hereby vested with authority to require any person involved in such investigation or arrest to identify himself to such officer. Upon demand of such officer, the person involved shall inform the officer of his true name and address. 


C. Whoever violates the provisions of Subsection A or B of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than six months, or both. 


Added by Acts 1960, No. 79, § 1. Amended by Acts 1963, No. 99, § 1; Acts 1968, No. 647, § 1, eff. July 20, 1968, at 1:30 P.M.; Acts 1977, No. 445, § 1; Acts 2013, No. 220, § 4, eff. June 11, 2013; Acts 2018, No. 347, § 1.