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LA Pets in Restraining Orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: LA

By | Louisiana, Policy

LOUISIANA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This Louisiana law allows a…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: LA

By | Louisiana, Policy

LOUISIANA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Louisiana’s Electronic Surveillance Act, it is illegal to intercept or record oral, wire or electronic conversations unless at least one party has consented. Violators may be subject to fines, imprisonment, and/or civil damages….

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Address Confidentiality Laws: LA

By | Louisiana, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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