Is Logging into a Friend’s Netflix Account a Federal Crime?

  United States vs. Nosal - Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision   You access your friend's Netflix account after he gave you permission to use it with his login and password. Did you just commit a federal criminal offense?   Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that sharing passwords to access computer databases can be grounds for criminal prosecution. The case was brought to the Appeals Court after David Nosal, an employee at the executive search firm Korn and Ferry International. Nosal left the firm in 2004 after being denied a promotion. Though [...]

Jared Fogle and the Complexities Surrounding Child-Exploitation Offenses

  Our Criminal Justice System Needs to Reevaluate How It Handles Child Sex Abuse Cases The news surrounding the recent child exploitation case against Jared Fogle – the face of the Subway fast-food chain for many years – is spurring debate about the rising trend of individuals who are suddenly popping up in the news (and in courtrooms) as alleged pedophiles.   Children have been exploited since the beginning of time, but in today’s U.S. criminal justice system there seems to be a renewed push toward prosecuting the offenders, whether it is a direct physical act (such as a teacher [...]

Warrantless Search & Seizure of Computers

  Issues of Privacy Rights Pertaining to Computers and other Electronic Devices Winding Their Way Through the Courts In a separate web posting I detailed the ruling and background pertaining to Riley v. California, a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision which said that police cannot search the contents of a cell phone without a judicial warrant. The ruling generally was viewed by legal pundits and others as a victory for individual privacy rights, but other Fourth Amendment issues related to high-tech devices remained up in the air. Following the decision, legal questions surrounding warrantless police searches of other electronic tools [...]

Revenge Porn: A New Internet Crime

    Revenge Porn: New Orleans Computer Crimes Attorney Perspective    By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.   Remember years ago when you would pack a shoe box with photos and other keepsakes after breaking-up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Thanks to the internet, this practice has changed a little.  Yes, people still have the boxes with the stuffed animals, dried flowers and  promise ring, but they may also have a few intimate, sexual, digital photos sitting in a box of a different kind - Inbox. Those privately shared sexy photos are now in the hands of an angry ex who [...]

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Unlawful Use or Access of Social Media By Sex Offender– Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS SEX CRIMES DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Lawyer   If you or a loved one is facing allegations of a SEX CRIME, you must contact a criminal defense attorney for a consultation. Early intervention by an experienced Sex Offender Defense Attorney can make a tremendous difference in your case. Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is dedicated to the defense of those accused of Sex Crimes in Louisiana.  We are here to defend you, not judge you.   Unlawful Use or Access of Social Media -- La RS 14:95.1   A. The following shall constitute unlawful use or access of [...]

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Child Porn Victim Restitution

Child Pornography Defense New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- New Orleans Criminal Attorney   If you are facing a Sex Crime charge in Louisiana for Possession, Production, Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced New Orleans Sex Crime Defense Attorney.  American culture has created a witch hunt atmosphere for those accused of a sex crime; you will have to face hostile prosecutors and harsh public opinion.  Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law is here to defend you and to protect your freedom.  Ms. Carpenter has the experience necessary to effectuate skilled representation for those accused of Possession, Production, Distribution of Child [...]

Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution — New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney

New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law is uniquely qualified to defend clients who have been accused of a child pornography offense in New Orleans area. We have represented countless clients in child pornography cases in Louisiana.  Some of the specific types of cases we address include the possession, production, possession, distribution or sale of child pornography in New Orleans. Our knowledge of the law and experience in child pornography defense gives us the skill you need to effectively challenge the allegations made against you.      Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution   Child pornography [...]

Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

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.     Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators From the Times Picayune Harahan moved Thursday night to establish its own cyber-crimes unit in the Police Department, hoping to catch online sexual predators who target children in the city of 9,277. The City Council voted 5-0 to request help setting up the unit [...]

Computer Crimes Involving Juveniles — Louisiana

New Orleans Sex Crime Defense Attorney    If you or a loved one has been accused of a Sex Crime Involving a Juvenile, you should contact a Sex Crime Defense Attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible.   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law.   Ms. Carpenter is dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of those accused of Sex Crimes.  We are here to help you, not judge you!   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.    Computer Crimes Involving Juveniles [...]

Who Looks at Child Pornography and Why? — Louisiana Sex Crimes Attorney

Child Pornography Sex Crime Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Attorney New Orleans   If you are facing a Sex Crime charge in Louisiana of Possession, Production, Distribution of Child Porn, it is imperative that you seek counsel from an experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorney in Louisiana.  American culture has created a witch hunt atmosphere for those accused of a sex crime; you will have to face hostile prosecutors and harsh public opinion.  New Orleans Child Pornography Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is here to defend you and to protect your freedom.  Contact us to schedule a consultation.   Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. [...]