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      CCRP 945     


Art. 945.  Venue; affected court; emergency sessions; habeas corpus

A.  Venue for criminal prosecutions in an affected court shall be changed by operation of law to the parish where the affected court is ordered to conduct criminal sessions for the duration of the emergency sessions.  Criminal proceedings may take place in a parish other than the parish where the crime was committed if the supreme court has ordered emergency sessions of that court in another parish pursuant to Article 944 or as otherwise provided by law.

B.  Venue for a writ of habeas corpus for an individual whose physical custody has been transferred as a result of the circumstances which are the basis for the emergency session shall be in the parish of East Baton Rouge.  If the court in East Baton Rouge Parish is also an affected court, venue shall be in the host jurisdiction which has been established by supreme court order for the affected court in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 52, §1, eff. Dec. 6, 2005.

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