Second Degree Cruelty to Juvenile — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Criminal Attorney Contact    Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles -- La RS 14:93.2.3 Second Degree Cruelty to juveniles is: A.(1)  Second degree cruelty to juveniles is the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone over the age of 17 to any child under the age of 17 which causes serious bodily injury or neurological impairment to that child. (2)  For purposes of this Section, "serious bodily injury" means bodily injury involving protracted and obvious disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, [...]

Crimes of Violence Against a Victim Sixty-Five Years of Age or Older — Louisiana Law

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Attorney New Orleans   Perpetration of certain crimes of violence against a victim sixty-five years of age or older -- La RS 14:50.2 The court in its discretion may sentence, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who is convicted of a crime of violence or of an attempt to commit any of the crime of violence with the exception of first degree murder, second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping, to an additional three years' imprisonment when the victim of such [...]

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) / Physical Castration Sex Offenders — 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 [...]

Mingling Harmful Substances — Louisiana

  Mingling Harmful Substances -- La R.S. 14:38.1 Mingling harmful substances is the intentional mingling of any harmful substance or matter with any food, drink or medicine with intent that the mixture will be taken by any human being to his injury. Whoever commits the crime of mingling harmful substances shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 2 years or fined not more than $1,000, or both.   Mingling of harmful substances is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.  

Second Degree Robbery — Louisiana Law

  Second Degree Robbery Law in Louisiana -- La R.S. 14:64.4 Second degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury. Whoever commits the crime of second degree robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 3 to 40 years.   Second Degree Robbery is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.   Related Posts Simple Robbery First Degree Robbery Armed Robbery   Legal Assistance If you or a loved one has been arrested for second [...]

Carjacking Laws — Louisiana

  Carjacking Laws in Louisiana -- 14:64.2    Carjacking is the intentional taking of a motor vehicle belonging to another person, in the presence of that person, or in the presence of a passenger, or any other person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle, by the use of force or intimidation. Penalty Whoever commits the crime of carjacking shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 2 to 20 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.   Carjacking is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.   Related Posts Unauthorized Use of a Movable Armed Robbery Federal Carjacking [...]

First Degree Robbery — Louisiana

  First Degree Robbery Laws in Louisiana-- La R.S. 14:64.1 First degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another, or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, when the offender leads the victim to reasonably believe he is armed with a dangerous weapon. Whoever commits the crime of first degree robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 3 to 40 years, without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of imposition or execution of sentence. First degree robbery is a Crime of Violence under La [...]

Armed Robbery / Attempted Armed Robbery / Firearm — Louisiana

  Armed Robbery in Louisiana -- La R.S. 14:64    Armed Robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, while armed with a dangerous weapon. Whoever commits the crime of armed robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 10 - 99 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.     Armed Robbery with a Firearm -- La. R.S. 14:64.3 When the dangerous weapon used in the commission of the crime of armed robbery [...]

Rape Laws — Louisiana

  Louisiana Rape Laws Today I am going to review all the laws pertaining to rape and sexual battery in Louisiana. As you will see, the law provides for several different forms of rape with each one carrying different penalties. If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact my office for a consultation. I am dedicated to defending those accused of sex offenses in southern Louisiana. In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers changed the name of Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Simple Rape to First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape [...]

Forcible Rape / Second Degree 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. Second Degree Rape is rape committed when the anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of the victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim is prevented from resisting the act by force or threats of physical violence under circumstances where the victim reasonably believes that such resistance would not prevent the rape. (2)  When the victim is incapable of [...]