Louisiana Alcohol and Crime Briefs
HLS 15RS-785 gives judges the authority to extend probation to eight years for defendants sentenced to DWI Court when necessary. The maximum length was four years. DWI Courts address the root cause of addition for specific DWI offenders. The law went into effect on August 1, 2015.
- The Governor signed several bills recommended by the Louisiana Sentencing Commission the impact probation and parole. Most notably, he signed HB 415, authorizing probation and parole officials to impose administrative sanctions (including short term jail where appropriate) for technical violations and HB 416, expanding parole opportunities to most offenders who complete 25% of their sentence.