CCRP 611     

TITLE XIX

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

Art. 611. Venue; trial where offense committed

            A. All trials shall take place in the parish where the offense has been committed, unless the venue is changed. If acts constituting an offense or if the elements of an offense occurred in more than one place, in or out of the parish or state, the offense is deemed to have been committed in any parish in this state in which any such act or element occurred.

            B. If the offender is charged with the crime of first or second degree murder and it cannot be determined where the offense or the elements of the offense occurred, the offense is deemed to have been committed in the parish where the body of the victim was found.

            C. If the offender is charged with any of the following offenses, the offense is deemed to have been committed either in the parish where the offense occurred or where the victim resides:

            (1) R.S. 14:67.3, unauthorized use of an access card.

            (2) R.S. 14:67.16, identity theft.

            (3) R.S. 14:70.4, access device fraud.

            (4) R.S. 14:70.8, illegal transmission of monetary funds.

            (5) R.S. 14:71.1, bank fraud.

            (6) R.S. 14:72, forgery.

            (7) R.S. 14:72.2, monetary instrument abuse.

            Acts 2004, No. 379, §1; Acts 2006, No. 158, §1; Acts 2017, No. 164, §1, eff. June 12, 2017.