Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: If there is no enclosed 6ft fence does this cancel out the Louisiana statute 14:62.4 in relation to being in a backyard?

There was no gate, no barrier walking from sidewalk into the yard. There was only one dilapidated fence (well under 6ft) seperating the neighbors yard on the east side. So the rest of the property was open. Does this fact nullify Louisiana 14:62.4?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: More information is needed to provide a specfici answer----that said, since your post suggests something which already happened and the statute is a criminal statute, I highly recommend that you do not post anything in regards to what happened on a public board such as this-----this cona be construed as a statement which could come into evidence against you----further, I recommend that you contact and consult with a criminal defense lawyer or 2 about this matter as your post dues indicate that you have defenses to a La R.S. 14:62.4 so you should be represented in this matter to best and fully protect your rights. Good luck.

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