Crimes Against Justice

Obstruction of Court Orders — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crimes Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans

 

White Collar Crime Attorney New Orleans

 

Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.

 

Obstruction of Court Orders — 14:133.1

Whoever, by threats or force, or wilfully prevents, obstructs, impedes, or interferes with, or wilfully attempts to prevent, obstruct, impede, or interfere with, the due exercise of rights or the performance of duties under any order, judgment, or decree of a court of the state of Louisiana, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.

No injunctive or other civil relief against the conduct made criminal by this Section shall be denied on the ground that such conduct is a violation of criminal law, and, when granted, the order, judgment or decree granting such relief as to conduct which does constitute a violation of criminal law shall be construed as a mandate to all law enforcement officers to take such affirmative action as may be necessary to apprehend, arrest and charge any person or persons who engage in such conduct


Injuring Public Records — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans

 

White Collar Crime Attorney New Orleans

 

Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.

 

 Injuring Public Records — La RS 14:132

First degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, filed or deposited, by authority of law, in any public office or with any public officer.

Second degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, defined as a public record pursuant to R.S. 44:1 et seq. and required to be preserved in any public office or by any person or public officer pursuant to R.S. 44:36.

Penalties

Whoever commits the crime of first degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $5,000.00 dollars or both.

Whoever commits the crime of second degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than one year with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 dollars or both.

Compounding a Felony — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney 

 

Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans

 

White Collar Crime Attorney New Orleans

 

Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.

Compounding a Felony — La RS 14:131

Compounding a felony is the accepting of anything of apparent present or prospective value which belongs to another, or of any promise thereof, by a person having knowledge of the commission of a felony, upon an agreement, express or implied, to conceal such offense, or not to prosecute the same, or not to reveal or give evidence thereof.

Whoever commits the offense of compounding a felony shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 dollars or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 2 years, or both.

Falsification of Drug Tests — Louisiana

Louisiana Falsification of Drug Tests Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – New Orleans False Drug Test Criminal Defense

 

Falsification of Drug Tests — La. R.S. 14:133.3

No person who submits to court-ordered drug testing shall intentionally falsify or alter or attempt to falsify or alter the results of such a drug test by the substitution of urine or other samples or specimens or the use of any device in order to obscure or conceal the presence of a substance the presence of which the test is administered to detect.

No person shall knowingly and intentionally deliver, possess with intent to deliver, or manufacture with intent to deliver a substance or device designed or intended solely to falsify or alter drug test results.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than $500 hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

This is a misdemeanor!

 

If on probation when convicted of this offense, probation will probably be revoked.

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – Contact us for a consultation!

Obstruction of Justice — Louisiana

Louisiana Obstruction of Justice Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – New Orleans Criminal Defense

 

 Obstruction of Justice — LA R.S. 14:130.1

The crime of obstruction of justice is any of the following when committed with the knowledge that such act has, reasonably may, or will affect an actual or potential present, past, or future criminal proceeding as hereinafter described:

(1)  Tampering with evidence with the specific intent of distorting the results of any criminal investigation or proceeding which may reasonably prove relevant to a criminal investigation or proceeding.  Tampering with evidence shall include the intentional alteration, movement, removal, or addition of any object or substance either:

  • At the location of any incident which the perpetrator knows or has good reason to believe will be the subject of any investigation by state, local, or United States law enforcement officers; or
  • At the location of storage, transfer, or place of review of any such evidence.

(2)  Using or threatening force toward the person or property of another with the specific intent to:

  • Influence the testimony of any person in any criminal proceeding;
  • Cause or induce the withholding of testimony or withholding of records, documents, or other objects from any criminal proceeding;
  • Cause or induce the alteration, destruction, mutilation, or concealment of any object with the specific intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in any criminal proceeding;
  • Evade legal process or the summoning of a person to appear as a witness or to produce a record, document, or other object in any criminal proceeding;
  • Cause the hindrance, delay, or prevention of the communication to a peace officer of information relating to an arrest or potential arrest or relating to the commission or possible commission of a crime or parole or probation violation.

(3)  Retaliating against any witness, victim, juror, judge, party, attorney, or informant by knowingly engaging in any conduct which results in bodily injury to or damage to the property of any such person or the communication of threats to do so with the specific intent to retaliate against any person for:

  • The attendance as a witness, juror, judge, attorney, or a party to any criminal proceeding or for producing evidence or testimony for use or potential use in any criminal proceeding, or
  • The giving of information, evidence, or any aid relating to the commission or possible commission of a parole or probation violation or any crime under the laws of any state or of the United States.

Penalties

(1)  When the obstruction of justice involves a criminal proceeding in which a sentence of death or life imprisonment may be imposed, the offender shall be fined not more than $100,000, imprisoned for not more than 40 years at hard labor, or both.

(2)  When the obstruction of justice involves a criminal proceeding in which a sentence of imprisonment necessarily at hard labor for any period less than a life sentence may be imposed, the offender may be fined not more than $50,000, or imprisoned for not more than 20 years at hard labor, or both.

(3)  When the obstruction of justice involves any other criminal proceeding, the offender shall be fined not more than $10,000.00, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, with or without hard labor, or both.

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – Contact us to schedule a consultation today!