Abuse and Neglect of Adults — Louisiana Law

  Abuse and Neglect of Adults -- 14:403.2   Any person, who by law, is required to report the abuse or neglect of an adult and knowingly and willfully fails to so report shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than $500.00 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. Any person who knowingly and willfully obstructs the procedures for receiving and investigating reports of adult abuse or neglect, or who discloses without authorization confidential information about or contained within such reports shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction [...]

Battery of a Police Officer — Attorney New Orleans

Battery of a Police Officer -- La RS 14:34.2  Battery of a police officer is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a police officer acting in the performance of his duty. For purposes of this Section, "police officer" shall include commissioned police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, correctional officers, constables, wildlife enforcement agents, state park wardens, and probation and parole officers. For purposes of this Section, "battery of a police officer" includes the use of force or violence upon the person of the police [...]

New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr.

 New Orleans Municipal Court Attorney   If you are facing charges in Orleans Parish Municipal Court Contact Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter for a Consultation  -- Even the simplest charges can have serious consequences.   New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr. From the Times Picayune   New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr., the Oscar Award-winning actor, after he allegedly pushed a bartender at a French Quarter business early Tuesday morning. Police said Gooding, 44, was at a business in the 200 block of Bourbon Street about 3 a.m. when other customers began to [...]

Second Degree Battery / Aggravated Second Degree Battery — Louisiana

New Orleans Battery Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney   Battery 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.     Second Degree Battery -- La RS 14:34.1 Second degree battery is 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. For purposes of this Section, "serious [...]

Aggravated Battery — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter Aggravated Battery -- La RS 14:34 Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon. Whoever commits an aggravated battery shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10 years, or both. At least one year of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence if the offender knew or should have known that the victim is an active member of the United States Armed Forces or is a disabled veteran and the [...]

Overview of Battery Laws in Louisiana

 Louisiana Battery Laws   By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter     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 [...]

Disarming of a Police Officer — 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.     Disarming of a Police Officer -- La RS 14:34.6 Disarming of a peace officer is committed when an offender, through use of force or threat of force, and without the consent of the peace officer, takes possession of any law enforcement equipment from the person of a peace officer or [...]

Sexual Battery of the Infirm — Louisiana

Louisiana Sex Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law  for a consultation.   Sexual Battery of the Infirm -- La RS 14:93.1 Sexual battery of the infirm is the intentional engaging in any of the sexual acts listed below with another person, who is not the spouse of the offender, when: (1)  The offender compels the victim, who is physically incapable of preventing the act because of advanced age [...]

Battery of the Infirm — Louisiana

  Simple Battery of the Infirm -- 14:35.2 Battery of the Infirm is a battery committed against an infirm, disabled, or aged person who is incapable of consenting to the battery due to either of the following:   (1)  Advanced age. (2)  Unsoundness of mind, stupor, abnormal condition of the mind, or other mental or developmental disability, regardless of the age of the victim.   "Infirm, Disabled, or Aged Person" includes but is not limited to any individual who is a resident of a nursing home, mental retardation facility, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility, or any individual [...]

Simple Battery — Louisiana

  New Orleans Simple Battery Defense Attorney   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.   If you have been charged with Simple Battery, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. for a consultation.  Let's build a strong defense together!