Louisiana Mayor's Courts

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The Mayor's Courts are local courts in Louisiana that grant the mayor some judicial powers. There are approximately 250 mayor's courts in the state.[1]

Louisiana law, R.S. 33:441, states:

The mayor may try all breaches of the ordinances and impose fines or imprisonment, or both, provided for the infraction thereof. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the mayor may also impose court costs not to exceed thirty dollars for each offense, as defined by ordinance, on any defendant convicted of a violation of a municipal ordinance.[2][3]

The law also explains that the mayor "shall have the power of a committing magistrate."[2]

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  1. Louisiana State Bar Association: Court Structure
  2. 2.0 2.1 Louisiana Legislature: §441. Mayor's court
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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