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Cruelty to Juveniles — Louisiana

Cruelty to Juveniles Attorney New Orleans Under Louisiana law, Cruelty to juveniles is found at La. R.S. 14:93.  The statute states the following: Cruelty to a juvenile is: The intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 whereby unjustifiable pain or suffering is caused to said child. Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense; OR The intentional or criminally negligent exposure by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 to a [...]

By |2020-02-09T01:40:46+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes|Tags: |

Federal Mail Fraud Laws

New Orleans Federal Criminal Attorney The mail and wire fraud statutes are essentially the same, except for the method associated with the offense – the mail in the case of mail fraud and wire communication in the case of wire fraud. As a consequence, the interpretation of one is ordinarily considered to apply to the other. The two terms have been used interchangeably in this article. The federal statute for mail fraud is found at 18 USC § 1342. The two elements of Mail Fraud are (1) having devised or intending to devise a scheme to defraud (or to [...]

By |2020-02-09T02:12:42+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Federal Crimes|Tags: , |

Second Degree Battery / Aggravated Second Degree Battery – Louisiana

Second Degree Battery -- La RS 14:34.1 Under Louisiana, Second degree battery is a felony and also a crime of violence. It is defined as a battery when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury; however, this provision shall not apply to a medical provider who has obtained the consent of a patient. Definitions (1) "Active member of the United States Armed Forces" shall mean an active member of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, or the National Guard. (2) "Disabled veteran" [...]

Resisting A Police Officer — Louisiana

Louisiana Law Resisting an Officer -- La R.S. 14:108 Under Louisiana Law, Resisting an officer is the intentional interference with, opposition or resistance to, or obstruction of an individual acting in his official capacity and authorized by law to make a lawful arrest, lawful detention, or seizure of property or to serve any lawful process or court order when the offender knows or has reason to know that the person arresting, detaining, seizing property, or serving process is acting in his official capacity. Definitions: "Obstruction of" as used herein shall, in addition to its common meaning, signification, and connotation [...]

Overview of Battery Laws in Louisiana

New Orleans Battery Attorney Battery Defined -- 14:33 Battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another. Simple Battery -- La R.S. 14:35 Simple battery is a battery committed without the consent of the victim. Whoever commits a simple battery shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. Aggravated Battery -- La RS 14:34 Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon. This crime is a felony. Whoever commits [...]

Battery and Assault Crimes in Kenner

Kenner Battery and Assault Offenses Sec. 7-70. What is Battery under Kenner Muni Code? Battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another. Sec. 7-71. What is Simple Battery in Kenner? Simple battery is a battery committed without the consent of the victim. Sec. 7-72. What is Assault under Kenner Muni Code? Assault is an attempt to commit a battery, or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Sec. 7-73. What is Aggravated Assault in [...]

Crimes Affecting Persons with Infirmities – Louisiana

Cruelty to Persons with Infirmities In Louisiana the law for Cruelty to the Infirm can be found at La. R.S. 14:93.3. It defined as the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by any person, including a caregiver, whereby unjustifiable pain, malnourishment, or suffering is caused to a person with an infirmity, an adult with a disability, or a person who is aged, including but not limited to a person who is a resident of a nursing home, facility for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility. Definitions "Caregiver" is defined as any person [...]

Voyeurism and Peeping Tom Laws – Louisiana

Voyeurism and Peeping Tom Attorney Voyeurism -- La. R.S. 14:283.1 In Louisiana, Voyeurism is the viewing, observing, spying upon, or invading the privacy of a person by looking through the doors, windows, or other openings of a private residence without the consent of the victim who has a reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of the offender. Penalties / Sentencing First Conviction: fined not more than $500.00, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. Second or Subsequent Conviction: fined not more than $1,000.00, imprisoned with or without hard labor for [...]

By |2020-02-07T00:34:10+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Criminal Statutes|Tags: , |

Improper Supervision of a Minor – Louisiana

Law: Improper supervision of a minor by parent or legal custodian Improper supervision of a minor by a parent or legal custodian includes any of the following: 1. Through criminal negligence, the permitting of the minor to associate with a person known by the    parent or custodian: (a) To be a member of a known criminal street gang.  (b) To have been convicted of a felony offense - Does not apply to an immediate family member who lives in the household with the minor or other relative who is supervised by the parent or legal custodian when visiting [...]

By |2020-02-05T02:24:00+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes|Tags: |

Second Degree Cruelty to Juvenile — Louisiana

Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles Defense Attorney Second Degree Cruelty to juveniles is a very serious charge. A parent who has been charged with this offense is facing the risk of losing parent rights and going to prison. What is Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles? Second degree cruelty to juveniles is the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone over the age of seventeen to any child under the age of seventeen which causes serious bodily injury or neurological impairment to that child. "Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury involving protracted and obvious disfigurement or protracted loss [...]

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