Litter Court Handbook

The Litter Court Handbook by design has been in development over the past several years. This handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for Justices of the Peace and Constables in understanding and setting up their own Litter Court within their jurisdiction. The contents of this book offers easy access to relevant provisions of state law and outlines the basic procedures in conducting and overseeing a Litter Court. This Handbook is NOT designed to be a law book and should not be relied upon as any legal authority. This book does not address all areas of law or procedure. This serves as a guideline for best practices for litter cases filed within a Justice of Peace Court. Each Judge should consult state law and their local parish ordinances for any specific requirements. Constables are given the tools needed to conduct litter investigations, secure and protect evidence and prosecute their cases in J.P. court.