Louisiana Mayor's Courts
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.||”|
The law also explains that the mayor "shall have the power of a committing magistrate."