U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighs Lesser Penalties White Collar Crimes

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  U.S. Sentencing Commission considers softer sentences for white collar crimes In the coming year the Feds will consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of items on the books. The top priority will… Read more »

Parole Eligibility Laws — Louisiana

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  Happy New Year!  I know that my blog has been rather quiet lately. The past few weeks have been packed with good food, family and friends,making goals for the new year and planning how I intend to accomplish said goals.  Anyway, I am back and ready to serve up some information onLouisiana criminal laws… Read more »

New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana

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New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law — New Orleans Marijuana Defense Attorney   Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. John, Baton Rouge, St. Charles, Plaquemines Parishes.   New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana   Both the Louisiana House and Senate will reconvene for the… Read more »

Supreme Court Declares Life Without Parole Unconstitutional — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

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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.     Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court The Times-Picayune   Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinionMonday morning from… Read more »

Powerful Interests Obstruct to Reforming the State’s Draconian Sentencing Laws — Part 4 of a 7 Part Series

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Louisiana Is The World’s Prison Capital   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.     PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 Prison Sentence Reform Efforts Face… Read more »

Crimes of Violence Against a Victim Sixty-Five Years of Age or Older — Louisiana Law

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Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Attorney New Orleans   Perpetration of certain crimes of violence against a victim sixty-five years of age or older — La RS 14:50.2 The court in its discretion may sentence, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who is convicted… Read more »