APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 16-7062, DIVISION
"H" HONORABLE GLENN B. ANSARDI, JUDGE PRESIDING
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D.
Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux Anne M. Wallis
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, ORRICK HURD Bertha M.
composed of Judges Susan M. Chehardy, Fredericka Homberg
Wicker, and Robert A. Chaisson
A. CHAISSON JUDGE.
criminal appeal, defendant, Orrick Hurd, seeks review of the
trial court's ruling on the State's motion to correct
illegal sentence, requiring defendant to register as a sex
offender pursuant to the provisions of La. R.S. 15:541 et
seq. For the reasons that follow, based on the record
before us, we find that the trial court improperly granted
the State's motion, and accordingly, we remove the
provision of defendant's sentence that required him to
register as a sex offender.
January 25, 2017, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney
filed a bill of information charging defendant with one count
of human trafficking of a person under the age of twenty-one
years for the purpose of engaging in commercial sexual
activity, in violation of La. R.S. 14:46.2. Defendant pled
not guilty at his arraignment. On September 20, 2017, the
State filed a superseding bill of information to add a second
count of human trafficking of a person under the age of
twenty-one for the purpose of engaging in commercial sexual
activity. Defendant again pled not guilty.
14, 2017, during a bond reduction hearing, the State,
represented by Lindsay Truhe, and defense counsel, Anna
Friedberg, discussed plea negotiations in open court. The
following exchange took place:
I've offered a no bill and eight. It's not going to
get any better than a no bill and eight. I mean, as charged
if he were convicted and billed, he'd be looking at 33
years and change to 100.
Well, one of the issues is that the way that it's
charged, one of the things that I had asked to counter with
is that right now even if she reduced it some or she could
offer a no bill and eight, but it still would require that he
register as a sex offender. And so we're asking it be
reduced in such a way at least to relieve him from that
Furthermore, Judge, it is listed as a crime of violence even
though there has been no violence alleged or no force or
coercion alleged, but by the fact that this person was under
21 makes it such a stiff sentence. Anyway, the point of my
story is an 85 percent service rate, so it would be quite
November 30, 2017, the State amended counts one and two of
the superseding bill "to 14:46.2(B)(1)," per a
"negotiated plea." Immediately following the
amendment, defendant withdrew his pleas of not guilty, and
after being advised of his Boykin rights, pled
guilty to the amended counts. In accordance with the plea
agreement, the trial court sentenced defendant to seven ...