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Domestic Violence Classes In New Orleans

Domestic Abuse Battery Attorney New Orleans

 

If you have been recently arrested for Domestic Violence in the New Orleans area, contact our firm for a consultation.  We have helped many couples through difficult times like these.

 

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FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Harahan – 733-4031; New Orleans – 822-0800.

 

CRISIS INSTITUTE OF NEW ORLEANS-Tulane Avenue, 442-8355.

 

N.O. ABUSE COALITION, LLC – Kenner
Tony DiGeorge, LCSW, Tuesdays, Kenner Ochsner Hospital, 884-7989.
Jo Ballanco, LCSW, BCD, Monday Evenings, Power Boulevard, 908-3321.
Mary Dermody, LPC, LMFT, Tuesday Evenings, Clay and Airline and other N.O. Groups, 554-1346.

 

CONFIDENTIAL COACHING AND CONSULTING-Kenner
Kisha Calix, MBA, Daytime and Evening Classes, Monday-Saturday. 275-4965.

 

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WOMEN

 

FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Harahan/New Orleans, 822-0800.

 

CRISIS INSTITUTE OF NEW ORLEANS – 442-8355.

 

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP – Kenner
Jo Ballanco, LCSW, BCD, 908-3321.
Tony DiGeorge- LCSW, 884-7089.
Tuesday Evenings, Kenner Ochsner Hospital

 

CONFIDENTIAL COACHING AND CONSULTING-Kenner
Kisha Calix, MBA, Daytime and Evening Classes, Monday-Saturday, 275-4965

 

 

Obstruction Of A Highway Of Commerce — Louisiana Law

 

 

What is criminal Obstruction of a Highway?

 

 

The crime Obstruction of a Highway can be either a felony or misdemeanor in the state of Louisiana.  The difference between the two offenses is that human life might be endangered in the felony offense, while there is not threat to human life in the misdemeanor offense.

 

Felony — Aggravated Obstruction Of A Highway — La. R.S. 14:96

 

Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce is the intentional or criminally negligent placing of anything, or performance of any act, on any railway, railroad, navigable waterway, road, highway, thoroughfare, or runway of an airport, wherein it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered.

Whoever commits the crime of aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 15 years.

 

Misdemeanor — Simple Obstruction Of A Highway Of Commerce — La. R.S. 14:97

 

Simple obstruction of a highway of commerce is the intentional or criminally negligent placing of anything or performance of any act on any railway, railroad, navigable waterway, road, highway, thoroughfare, or runway of an airport, which will render movement thereon more difficult.

Whoever commits the crime of simple obstruction of a highway of commerce shall be fined not more than $200.00 dollars, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

 

If you wish to speak with an attorney, contact Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter for a consultation.

 

 

Information About DMV Hearings — DWI Defense Louisiana

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney 

 

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. —  DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans 

 

Information About DMV Hearings

By Elizabeth B Carpenter

 

If you have been arrested for a DWI in New Orleans area, a lawyer can help you with both the criminal side of your case and your DMV hearing, which addresses the suspension of your driving privileges in Louisiana. Your DMV hearing is just as important as your criminal case, and thus it is essential that you work with an attorney on this as well.

 

A New Orleans DWI Defense Attorney can help you if you have been arrested for DWI and need representation at your DMV hearing. An attorney can schedule your hearing, fully prepare you for it and can represent you at the hearing in order to help you get the best outcome possible. The DMV Administrative Hearing is a hearing where your attorney will have the opportunity to show that a suspension or revocation of your driving privilege is not justified. At this hearing, your attorney will present testimony and relevant evidence on your behalf. If the review shows there is no basis for the suspension or revocation, the action will be set aside and your driver’s license will be returned.

 

You Only Have 15 Days From The Date Of Your Arrest!

 

Upon getting arrested for DUI in Louisiana, the police officer is required by law to immediately forward a copy of the completed notice of suspension or revocation form and any driver’s license taken into their possession, with a sworn report, to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This means that the officer will confiscate your license and will give you a temporary license that is valid for only 30 days from the time of your DWI arrest.

 

Immediate action is necessary, by you or your attorney, in order to prevent the suspension of your driver’s license. You must contact the DMV within 15 days of your arrest and schedule an Administrative Hearing – otherwise your license will be suspended upon the expiration of the 30-day temporary license you were given upon your arrest.

 

A DMV hearing is a part of any DWI arrest.  Many DMV hearings will hinge upon whether the officer had probable cause to stop you in the first place and the experience of the officer who administered the breath test or blood test which was used to determine your blood alcohol level.   Contact 504-599-5955  —  Available to help you 24/7.

 

 

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

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 the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without any possibility of parole sentence violates the Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the justices.

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Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinion Monday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The opinion was written by Justice Elana Kagan. The ruling, which also includes a case from Arkansas, is another in a line of decisions that don’t allow the criminal justice system to give up hope that the youngest criminals can be rehabilitated.

“By requiring that all children convicted of homicide receive lifetime incarceration without possibility of parole, regard- less of their age and age-related characteristics and the nature of their crimes, the mandatory sentencing schemes before us violate this principle of proportionality, and so the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment,” according to the opinion that was just released this morning.

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, which advocates for an end to lifetime mandatory sentences for youth, said that Louisiana has 332 youths serving life terms. That’s the third highest in the United States, behind only Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to the group.

“(The decision) will impact Louisiana significantly because we do have mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenses,” said Dana Kaplan, executive director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. Kaplan, though, is reading the Supreme Court ruling, just out this morning, and says she’ll have a more thorough analysis later.

The four justices that dissented include Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Antonin Scalia.

Unauthorized Use of a Movable — Louisiana

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.

 

 

Unauthorized Use of a Movable

Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently.  The fact that the movable so taken or used may be classified as an immovable, according to the law pertaining to civil matters, is immaterial.

Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value of $500.00 dollars or less shall be fined not more than $500.00 dollars, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.  Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value in excess of $500.00 dollars shall be fined not more than $5,000.00 dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years, or both.

Telephone Harassment — Louisiana

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.

 

Telephone Communications:  Improper Language and Harassment — La RS 14:285

No person shall:

(1) Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person.

(2) Make repeated telephone communications anonymously or otherwise in a manner reasonably expected to annoy, abuse, torment, harass, embarrass, or offend another, whether or not conversation ensues.

(3) Make a telephone call and intentionally fail to hang up or disengage the connection.

(4) Engage in a telephone call, conference, or recorded communication by using obscene language, when by making a graphic description of a sexual act, and the offender knows or reasonably should know that such obscene or graphic language is directed to, or will be heard by, a minor. Lack of knowledge of age shall not constitute a defense.

(5) Knowingly permit any telephone under his control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this Section.

 

Penalties

Any offense committed by use of a telephone as set forth in this Section shall be deemed to have been committed at either the place where the telephone call or calls originated or at the place where the telephone call or calls were received.

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

Upon second or subsequent offenses, the offender shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than two years, or both.

 

Simple Arson of a Religious Building — Louisiana

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

 

Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — 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.

 

LOUISIANA PROPERTY CRIMES, VIOLENCE TO BUILDINGS AND OTHER PROPERTY, ARSON AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES

 

  Simple Arson of a Religious Building — La RS 14:52.1

A.  Simple arson of a religious building is the intentional damaging, by any explosive substance or by setting fire, of any church, synagogue, mosque, or other building, structure, or place primarily used for religious worship or other religious purpose.

B.  Whoever commits the crime of simple arson of a religious building shall be fined not more than $15,000 and imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 2 nor more than 15years.  At least 2 years of the sentence of imprisonment shall be imposed without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.  This is a felony.


 

Contact Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter to schedule a consultation!

Grounds for Mistrial — Louisiana

Louisiana Trial Attorney New Orleans

 

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

 

Grounds for Mistrial — La Code of Criminal Procedure Article 775

A mistrial may be ordered, and in a jury case the jury dismissed, when:

(1)  The defendant consents thereto;

(2)  The jury is unable to agree upon a verdict;

(3)  There is a legal defect in the proceedings which would make any judgment entered upon a verdict reversible as a matter of law;

(4)  The court finds that the defendant does not have the mental capacity to proceed;

(5)  It is physically impossible to proceed with the trial in conformity with law; or

(6)  False statements of a juror on voir dire prevent a fair trial.

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

Informers Granted Immunity Under Public Bribery and Corrupt Influencing Articles — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. – Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.
 

 Informers Granted Immunity — 14:121

The offender, under the public bribery, bribery of voters or corrupt influencing articles, who states the facts under oath to the district attorney charged with the prosecution of the offense, and who gives evidence tending to convict any other offender under those articles, may, in the discretion of such district attorney, be granted full immunity from prosecution in respect to the offense reported, except for perjury in giving such testimony.

Unauthorized Use of a Wireless Router System; Pornography Involving Juveniles — Louisiana

Louisiana Sex Crime Computer Crime Defense Attorney

 

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

 

If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, Computer Crime, Internet Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.

Unauthorized Use of a Wireless Router

System; Pornography Involving Juveniles — La RS 14:73.8

Unauthorized use of a wireless router system is the accessing or causing to be accessed of any computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof via any wireless router system for the purposes of uploading, downloading, or selling of pornography involving juveniles as defined in R.S. 14:81.1.

Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a wireless router system for the purpose of accessing pornography involving a juvenile shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 2 years or more than 10 years, and fined not more than $10,000 dollars. Imprisonment shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a wireless routing system for the purpose of accessing pornography involving a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13 years and the offender is 17 years of age or older, shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 25 years nor more than 99 years. At least 25 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

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