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Theft of a Firearm — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

 

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

 

If you or a loved one is facing the charge of Theft of a Firearm, please contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter a New Orleans Criminal Defense Law Firm for a consultation.

You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.  Many legal rights have time-specific deadlines and legal matters will become harder to manage successfully the longer they are left unattended.

 

Theft of a Firearm — La R.S. 14:67.15

Theft of a firearm is the misappropriation or taking of a firearm which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations.  An intent to deprive the other permanently of the firearm is essential.

For purposes of this Section, “firearm” means a shotgun or rifle, or a pistol, revolver, or other handgun.

 

Penalties

For a first offense — imprisonment with or without hard labor for not less than 2 years nor more than t10 years, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and a fine of $1,000.00

For a second offense — imprisonment with or without hard labor for not less than 5 years nor more than 15 years, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and a fine of $2,000.00

For a third and subsequent offense — imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 15 years nor more than 30 years, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and a fine of $5,000.00

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