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Art. 532.  General grounds for motion to quash

A motion to quash may be based on one or more of the following grounds:

(1)  The indictment fails to charge an offense which is punishable under a valid statute.

(2)  The indictment fails to conform to the requirements of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title XIII.  In such case the court may permit the district attorney to amend the indictment to correct the defect.

(3)  The indictment is duplicitous or contains a misjoinder of defendants or offenses.  In such case the court may permit the district attorney to sever the indictment into separate counts or separate indictments.

(4)  The district attorney failed to furnish a sufficient bill of particulars when ordered to do so by the court.  In such case the court may overrule the motion if a sufficient bill of particulars is furnished within the delay fixed by the court.

(5)  A bill of particulars has shown a ground for quashing the indictment under Article 485.

(6)  Trial for the offense charged would constitute double jeopardy.

(7)  The time limitation for the institution of prosecution or for the commencement of trial has expired.

(8)  The court has no jurisdiction of the offense charged.

(9)  The general venire or the petit jury venire was improperly drawn, selected, or constituted.

(10)  The individual charged with a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law has a valid prescription for that substance.

Acts 2009, No. 265, §2.

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