Criminal Defamation — Louisiana Law

  New Orleans Defense Attorney: Criminal Defamation Laws   Defamation -- La R.S. 14:47 Defamation is the malicious publication or expression in any manner, to anyone other than the party defamed, of anything which tends: (1)  To expose any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or to deprive him of the benefit of public confidence or social intercourse; or (2)  To expose the memory of a deceased person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule; or (3)  To injure any person, corporation, or association of persons in his or their business or occupation. Whoever commits the crime of defamation shall be fined [...]

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