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 [...]

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 [...]

Computer Aided Solicitation Of A Minor Louisiana Law

Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor Defense The crime of “computer aided solicitation of a minor” became law in Louisiana on August 15, 2005. The penalties for violating the computer-aided solicitation statute are severe.  Whoever commits this crime must register as a sex offender for 25 years and serve a mandatory prison term.  The statute also specifically denies eligibility for probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.  It should be understood that the defendant is not eligible for good time either so the sentence is served flat.  This offense may not be expunged in the future. Computer-aided solicitation of a [...]

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

Unlawful Use or Access of Social Network by a Sex Offender  The following shall constitute unlawful use of a social networking website:             (1) The intentional use of a social networking website by a person who is required to register as a sex offender and who was convicted of R.S. 14:81 (indecent behavior with juveniles), R.S. 14:81.1 (pornography involving juveniles), R.S. 14:81.3 (computer-aided solicitation of a minor), or R.S. 14:283 (video voyeurism) or was convicted of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541 in which the victim of the sex offense was a minor. (2) The provisions of this [...]

Fighting Back Against Online Harassment

  Defending Yourself Against Online Harassment Recently I spoke to high school educators and support staff on the topic of bullying, with emphasis on cyber-bullying. With each passing year since the advent of the Internet, cyber-bullying has become more and more common among today’s youths, particularly among junior high and high school students who have greater access to online tools than elementary-level kids. Cyber-bullying can result in juvenile prosecutions but more often than not, if reported, problems are handled internally within school systems or sorted out by the parents of those involved.   Just as cyber-bullying has become a fast-growing [...]

By |2015-11-03T23:53:09+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Cyber Crimes|Tags: , |

Revenge Porn: Louisiana Lawmakers Pass New Law

  Louisiana Joins Trend of States Banning ‘Revenge Porn’ “Vengeance is mine” is a quote often attributed to God by Bible followers. (Romans: 12:19, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”) It encourages people to leave justice to a higher power in lieu of taking matters into their own hands.   But, “vengeance is mine” also is a sentiment put into practice by jilted lovers who participate in “revenge porn,” which, generally, is the act of posting sexual photos of an ex-lover. The forces fighting the Internet exposure.   Last year I posted a blog about the increasing [...]

Revenge Porn: A New Internet Crime

Revenge Porn: New Orleans Computer Crimes Attorney Perspective  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 thinks that it would be amusing to post [...]

By |2020-01-21T04:06:08+00:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Computer Crimes, Cyber Crimes|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Criminal Use of Internet, Virtual, Street-map; Enhanced Penalties — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Tnagipahoa, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.     Criminal Use of Internet, Virtual, Street-map; Enhanced Penalties -- La RS 14:73.9 When an Internet, virtual, street-level map is used in the commission of a criminal offense against a person or against property, an additional sentence for a period of not less than 1 year shall be imposed.  The additional penalty imposed pursuant to this Subsection shall be served consecutively with the sentence imposed for the underlying offense.

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