Swamp Mafia Question: Louisiana's Napoleonic Code vs English Common Law
There's a chance that I may have to move back to Louisiana to be with my sick parents, since they won't move over here... we've already had to take a few semi-emergency trips over there, and I think it will only get more frequent.
I was wondering how long the transition is in transferring my LE certification to Louisiana... Or will I have to start from scratch? I assume I'd have to attend some kind of abbreviated academy to learn the differences, but just how much difference is there really, after you get past all the numeric stuff? Are the changes in criminal classifications, definitions, sentencing, court procedures, etc, drastically different, or are there just subtle differences?
I grew up in Louisiana, but never had any training with the legal system over there, so I don't know if the Napoleonic code really affects state law, policies & procedures that much, or if it's just a historical thing that has no practical consequences other than traditions :confused: