Louisiana does require drivers to sign tickets, but the law also requires police to release the driver upon signing. So this is one of those rare cases where it might be okay to roll down the window just to sign the ticket.
However, we still think it’s better if you take a picture of the ticket through the window and digitally sign it. We’re working on a Fair DUI smart phone app that will allow this. Until it’s ready you can try the SignEasy app.
Louisiana is also home to one of the big cases we talk about. In Deville v. Marcantel the police smashed in a driver’s window. The driver sued in federal court and it’s not going well for the cops. The judge refused to dismiss the case saying that smashing the window was excessive force, and the appeals court upheld that decision.
And this is our flyer in pdf format: Fair DUI Flyer-Louisiana (PDF)