Archive for April 2012
Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans
Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.
Fake Explosive Device La RS 14:54.5
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, possess, have under his control, buy, sell, mail, send to another person, or transport a fake explosive device, if the offender knowingly and intentionally:
(1) Influences the official conduct or action of an official or any personnel of a public safety agency; or
(2) Threatens to use the fake explosive device while committing or attempting to commit any felony.
A “fake explosive device” means any device or object that by its design, construction, content, or characteristics appears to be or to contain an explosive, an explosive compound or mixture with a detonator or initiator, or both, but is, in fact, an inoperative facsimile or imitation of such a destructive device, bomb, or explosive as defined in R.S. 14:54.3.
A “public safety agency” means the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, a fire department, an emergency medical or rescue service, a law enforcement agency, or a volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies.
Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 5 years and shall be fined an amount equal to the costs of any law enforcement investigation or emergency response which results from the commission of the offense.
This shall not apply to authorized military, police, and fire operations and training exercises.
ST. TAMMANY DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY
In early 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed emergency legislation making the Possession and Sale of “Bath Salts” illegal under La R.S. 40:966. These Bath Salts are considered a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance — by definition, this means that the substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S.
Illegal “Bath Salts” can be broken down into the following chemicals:
By adding these chemicals to the controlled dangerous substance act as Schedule I drugs, the possession, manufacturing or distribution of these drugs will carry penalties similar to those of heroin, which could mean up to 30 years in prison.
“The goal of every drug crime case is to not be convicted”
Elizabeth B Carpenter Law is one of the premiers law firms for Drug Crime defense. We have defended almost every type of Drug Crime imaginable in South Louisiana. When approaching a Drug Case, the first issues we examine are the client’s constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure:
- Did the police have the right to pull our client over?,
- Did the police have the right to search our client’s home?,
- Did the police have the right to search out client’s car?
Our first goal is to try to exclude / suppress any and all evidence of a drug crime. If the evidence is suppressed, the state cannot use the evidence to convict our client. The goal in every drug crime case is to not be convicted.
If you have been arrested for Drug Possession, contact our office for a consultation. We want to protect your rights!