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How Can We Help Protect Your Louisiana Nursing License

Ways A New Orleans Nursing Defense Attorney Can Help! Nursing Board Complaint Are you worried someone might file a nursing board complaint against you? It is important to remember that anyone can file a complaint against you with the board of nursing, including a patient, co-worker, insurance company, family member, ex-spouse, etc... Once a complaint is filed and an investigation is opened, you have a very limited time to respond. Our nursing license defense attorney counsels nurses on ways to be proactive before the disciplinary process even begins by gathering and preserving evidence and making notations of all significant facts. [...]

Distribution of Sexual Material to Minors through Internet

Unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet -- La. R.S. 14:91.14 This criminal offense was created by Louisiana lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. This statute went into effect on August 1, 2015. It is important to note that this offense applies to individuals or organizations doing business over the internet. Any person or entity in Louisiana that publishes material harmful to minors on the Internet shall, prior to permitting access to the material, require any person attempting to access the material to electronically acknowledge and attest that the person seeking to access the material is [...]

Criminal Damage to Critical Infrastructure – Louisiana

Louisiana law: Criminal damage to a critical infrastructure "Critical infrastructure" means any and all structures, equipment, or other immovable or movable property located within or upon chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, electrical power generating facilities, electrical transmission substations and distribution substations, water intake structures and water treatment facilities, natural gas transmission compressor stations, liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals and storage facilities, natural gas and hydrocarbon storage facilities, transportation facilities, such as ports, railroad switching yards, pipelines, and trucking terminals, or any site where the construction or improvement of any facility or structure is occurring. Penalties / Sentencing Any person who [...]

Louisiana Burglary Laws

  Overview of Louisiana Burglary Laws Burglary in Louisiana is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with intent to commit crime inside.  Burglary frequently occurs when there are no witnesses or victims present to actually identify the perpetrator. Therefore, false accusations occur regularly.  THESE CRIMES ARE FELONIES, it is crucial that you retain an experienced lawyer to thoroughly examine your case  and determine if there are any weaknesses in the state's evidence.  As you will see below,  there are many different factors that can enhance or diminish the seriousness of the particular burglary charge.  A skilled lawyer is necessary [...]

What to do after a DWI arrest in Louisiana

What to do after a DWI arrest in Louisiana 1. Remember That Drunk Driving Is A Criminal Offense Some people believe that a drunk driving arrest is not really any different than a traffic citation. That is simply not the case. Most traffic offenses are civil infractions, which carry no significant penalty other than a fine and a possible driver's license suspension. A conviction for a drunk driving offense will result in a criminal record, and can potentially result in significant fines and a jail sentence or term of probation.  A DWI conviction remains on your driving record for [...]

Second Degree Rape / Forcible Rape — Louisiana Law

Second Degree Rape -- La R.S. 14:42.1 Prior to the 2015 legislative session, Second Degree Rape was referred to as Forcible rape. For all purposes, “forcible rape” and “second degree rape” mean the offense defined by the provisions of this Section and any reference to the crime of forcible rape is the same as a reference to the crime of second degree rape. Any act in violation of the provisions of this Section committed on or after August 1, 2015, shall be referred to as “second degree rape”. Second Degree Rape is rape committed when the anal, oral, or [...]

Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances — Louisiana

SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964  The following is a list of Schedule II controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code.  You can find the statutes pertaining to illegal possession, manufacturing, and distribution here. A.  Substances of vegetable origin or chemical synthesis.  Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following substances whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis: (1)  Opium and opiate, and any salt, compound, isomer, derivative, [...]

Physical Castration Sex Offenders in Louisiana

Administration of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) Sex Offenders La R.S.  --  14:43.6 Upon a first conviction of any of the following: aggravated rape, First Degree Rape as of 2015 forcible rape, Second Degree Rape as of 2015 second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of thirteen, and aggravated crime against nature, The court may sentence the offender to be treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), according to a schedule of administration monitored by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of any of the following: aggravated [...]

First Degree Rape / Aggravated Rape Laws — Louisiana

First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. During the 2015 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers changed the term for this statute from Aggravated Rape t0 First Degree Rape. For all purposes, “aggravated rape” and “first degree rape” mean the offense defined by the provisions of this Section and any reference to the crime of aggravated rape is the same as a reference to the crime of first degree rape. Any act in violation of the provisions of this Section committed on or after August 1, 2015, shall be referred to as “first degree rape”. First degree rape is a rape [...]

Cyberstalking — Louisiana

Louisiana Laws: Cyberstalking -- La R.S. 14:40.3 Cyberstalking is action of any person to accomplish any of the following: * Use in electronic mail or electronic communication of any words or language threatening to inflict bodily harm to any person or to such person's child, sibling, spouse, or dependent, or physical injury to the property of any person, or for the purpose of extorting money or other things of value from any person.  * Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of threatening, terrifying, or harassing any person. * Electronically [...]

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