Louisiana Criminal Statutes of Limitations

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  Louisiana Criminal Procedure: Statute of Limitations Statutes of limitations are designed to prevent dishonest and stale claims from arising after all evidence has been lost or after the facts have become obscure through the passage of time or the defective memory, death, or disappearance of witnesses.  These statutes apply to both civil and criminal actions…. Read more »

Domestic Violence Battery Law — Louisiana

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  New Orleans Domestic Violence Defense Attorney   What is domestic abuse battery? Louisiana Domestic Abuse Battery is the intentional use of force or violence committed by one household member upon the person of another household member.  The statute may be found at La. R.S. 14:35.3   Under the law for Domestic Battery a “Household member” means… Read more »

Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile — Louisiana

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  Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile Attorney New Orleans Carnal Knowledge of  Juvenile in Louisiana can be a Felony or a Misdemeanor Sex Crime.  As far as clients are concerned, the most important difference between the 2 offenses is that a conviction of Misdemeanor Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile does not require Sex Offender Registration and is expungeable, whereas Felony Carnal… Read more »

Drug Crimes and Drug Court — Louisiana

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  New Orleans Drug Crime Defense Attorney Earlier this year, I attended a seminar led by S. Alex Stalcup M.D., an addiction specialist. In the first statement of his lecture he said, “Trying to practice criminal law and not understanding addiction is like trying to be a mechanic and not understanding how to change a… Read more »

Computer Aided Solicitation Of A Minor Louisiana Law

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  New Orleans Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor Attorney The crime of “computer aided solicitation of a minor” became law in Louisiana on August 15, 2005. The penalties for violating the computer-aided solicitation statute are severe.  Whoever commits this crime must register as a sex offender for 25 years and serve a mandatory prison… Read more »

Congratulations to the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO)

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  This kind of news always makes me grateful to have friends and colleagues who are dedicated to defending the rights of the oppressed and fighting for justice.  They really inspire me. Today, in Jefferson Parish, the Innocence Project New Orleans won an exoneration for Henry James, now 50, who was convicted and sentenced to life without… Read more »