Legal Question in Criminal Law in Louisiana

theft over 500 dollars

my boyfriend was convicted of theft over 500 dollars . his fine is 5000 dollars. I read that the max fine can be no more than 3000 dollars. is that true? what can i do about it if its wrong?

Asked on 7/01/09, 8:45 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Raleigh Ohlmeyer Ohlmeyer & Ohlmeyer

Re: theft over 500 dollars

You are correct. The statute specifically states that the maximum fine is $3000. The question is, were there multiple counts? I would suggest you point this out to his attorney and have him request to have the sentence amended to conform to the statute.

Raleigh Ohlmeyer III

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Answered on 7/11/09, 5:29 pm

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