Phenazepam is now listed as a Schedule I in Louisiana — New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney

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NEW ORLEANS DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney     Governor Bobby Jindal has signed Act 346 of the Louisiana 2012 Legislative Session.  This act adds phenazepam to the list of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.   Phenazepam is a benzodiazepine drug, which was developed in the Soviet Union and now produced in Russia and some CIS countries. Phenazepam… 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 »

Credit for Time Served — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY   ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER — Louisiana Parole Attorney   Credit for Prior Custody — Limitations — La C.Cr.P. Article 880   A.  A defendant shall receive credit toward service of his sentence for time spent in actual custody prior to the imposition of sentence. B.  A defendant shall receive credit only… Read more »

Supervision Upon Release After Diminution of Sentence for Good Time — Parole Attorney Louisiana

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEW ORLEANS   ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER — Louisiana Parole Attorney   Supervision upon release after diminution of sentence for good behavior — La R.S. 15:571.5   A.  When a prisoner committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections is released because of diminution of sentence, he shall be released as if… Read more »