Weird Laws in Louisiana

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Weird Louisiana Laws | New Orleans, LA DWI Attorney | Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC

Throughout the history of New Orleans and Louisiana, there have been laws made that are, well, questionable, at best. Many of them are not still enforced, but do remain in existence.

What are some of these laws, you ask? As experienced criminal defense and personal injury attorneys in New Orleans, we’ve collected some of Louisiana’s silliest laws for your legal humor pleasure.

According to The Dumb Network, LLC, kooky laws in the Pelican State include:

  • “Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.
  • Someone could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.
  • It is a $500 fine to send a pizza deliveryman to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
  • Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault” in Louisiana, while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.”
  • Someone could land in jail for up to a year for making a false promise.
  • It is illegal in Louisiana to steal a “movable” even if it is classified as an “immovable.”
  • Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail.
  • A person cannot dare another to go onto railroad tracks owned by someone else.
  • Spectators at a boxing match may not mock one of the boxers.
  • It is illegal to shoot lasers at police officers.

As you can see, Louisiana has laws, like all states, that are silly, outdated, or unenforceable. If you have any funny New Orleans or Louisiana laws you think should be added to the list, tweet them at @HSVLaw, or contact our New Orleans office.

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By George Vourvoulias

George is a founding member and managing member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C., a New Orleans law firm. George concentrates his practice in maritime personal injury, construction litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and DUI defense. George Vourvoulias's Google+ Profile