Should Louisiana Gun Rights Extend To Convicted Felons?

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  In 2012, Louisiana voters approved a state constitutional amendment that makes gun ownership a fundamental right.  This places gun ownership on the same level as freedom of speech or freedom of religion.  This law also requires that any challenges should be held to strict scrutiny which is the most stringent standard of judicial review.  In… Read more »

U.S. Fifth Circuit: Permission to Search Luggage Does Not Include Vehicle

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  United States v. Cotton (2013): U.S. 5th Circuit Ruling   By Elizabeth B Carpenter    Never give a police officer permission to search your vehicle or home!   In February 2011, Marvin Cotton was driving his rental car along Interstate 10 in east Texas when, without changing lanes or slowing his speed as required by… Read more »

Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution — New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney

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New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law is uniquely qualified to defend clients who have been accused of a child pornography offense in New Orleans area. We have represented countless clients in child pornography cases in Louisiana.  Some of the specific types of cases we address include the possession, production, possession, distribution or… Read more »

United States Supreme Court Cases To Follow This Week — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

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By: Elizabeth B Carpenter New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney   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.   The… Read more »

Louisiana Sex Law Violates Offenders’ Rights, Federal Judge Rules

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Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter — Attorney New Orleans   Louisiana sex law violates offenders’ rights, federal judge rules   By: Associated Press   A Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex… Read more »

Another New York Times Piece Regarding Prosecutorial Misconduct in the New Orleans DA Office: In Re Smith v. Cain

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New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. —  Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for Justice.   Last week, I covered the current U.S. Supreme Court Case, Smith v. Cain.  I think that it is very important for Louisiana residents to know and understand what has been going on for YEARS in the Orleans Parish… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Police Interrogations

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  Frequently Asked Questions About Police Interrogations   Elizabeth B. Carpenter — New Orleans Criminal Attorney   Do I have to answer questions if the police stop me while I am walking on the street? The police can stop a person when they have good faith belief that the person was involved in a crime… Read more »