Louisiana Malfeasance in Office Defense Attorney
Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Defense
Malfeasance in Office — La R.S. 14:134
Malfeasance in office is committed when any public officer or public employee shall:
(1) Intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, as such officer or employee; or
(2) Intentionally perform any such duty in an unlawful manner; or
(3) Knowingly permit any other public officer or public employee, under his authority, to intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, or to perform any such duty in an unlawful manner.
Any duty lawfully required of a public officer or public employee when delegated by him to a public officer or public employee shall be deemed to be a lawful duty of such public officer or employee. The delegation of such lawful duty shall not relieve the public officer or employee of his lawful duty.
Whoever commits the crime of malfeasance in office shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $5,000, or both.
In addition a person convicted of the provisions of this Section may be ordered to pay restitution to the state if the state suffered a loss as a result of the offense. Restitution shall include the payment of legal interest.
If you are being charged with Malfeasance, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. for a consultation. You need a hard-working attorney on your side.