Criminal Damage to Critical Infrastructure – Louisiana

Louisiana law: Criminal damage to a critical infrastructure

“Critical infrastructure” means any and all structures, equipment, or other immovable or movable property located within or upon chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, electrical power generating facilities, electrical transmission substations and distribution substations, water intake structures and water treatment facilities, natural gas transmission compressor stations, liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals and storage facilities, natural gas and hydrocarbon storage facilities, transportation facilities, such as ports, railroad switching yards, pipelines, and trucking terminals, or any site where the construction or improvement of any facility or structure is occurring.

Penalties / Sentencing

Any person who commits the crime of criminal damage to a critical infrastructure shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 15 years, fined not more than 10,000 dollars, or both.

Any person who commits the crime of criminal damage to a critical infrastructure wherein it is foreseeable that human life will be threatened or operations of a critical infrastructure will be disrupted as a result of such conduct shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 20 years, fined not more than 25,000 dollars, or both.

A person convicted under the provisions of this Section may be ordered to make restitution to the owner of the property.

Legal Assistance

If you or a loved one has been accused of committing criminal damage to a critical infrastructure in Louisiana, contact a New Orleans Criminal attorney today.  504-599-5955

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