Obstruction Of A Highway Of Commerce — Louisiana Law

 

 

What is criminal Obstruction of a Highway?

 

 

The crime Obstruction of a Highway can be either a felony or misdemeanor in the state of Louisiana.  The difference between the two offenses is that human life might be endangered in the felony offense, while there is not threat to human life in the misdemeanor offense.

 

Felony — Aggravated Obstruction Of A Highway — La. R.S. 14:96

 

Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce is the intentional or criminally negligent placing of anything, or performance of any act, on any railway, railroad, navigable waterway, road, highway, thoroughfare, or runway of an airport, wherein it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered.

Whoever commits the crime of aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 15 years.

 

Misdemeanor — Simple Obstruction Of A Highway Of Commerce — La. R.S. 14:97

 

Simple obstruction of a highway of commerce is the intentional or criminally negligent placing of anything or performance of any act on any railway, railroad, navigable waterway, road, highway, thoroughfare, or runway of an airport, which will render movement thereon more difficult.

Whoever commits the crime of simple obstruction of a highway of commerce shall be fined not more than $200.00 dollars, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

 

If you wish to speak with an attorney, contact Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter for a consultation.

 

 

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