Gun Rights and Domestic Battery Convictions — Louisiana Law

  During the 2014 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers added and modified many laws pertaining to domestic violence.  One of the most significant actions taken was the creation of Louisiana Revised Statute 14:95.10, which prohibits someone previously convicted of domestic abuse battery from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon for 10 years. The statute was created by House Bill 753 – also known as the Susan “Pixie” Gouaux Act – which was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Bobby Jindal.   Possession of a Firearm or Carrying a Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery -- [...]

Three New Louisiana Laws Regarding Gun Rights

  Governor Bobby Jindal has signed three bills into law.  Two of these bills expand gun rights, while the third one restricts gun rights.   Carrying Weapons in Establishments that Serve Alcohol A new law that allows concealed-carry permit holders to carry their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol -- the establishment must make most of its money from the sale of food rather than alcohol.  This law will also permit off-duty law enforcement officers to carry their guns into bars.  However, no one will be allowed to drink alcohol while carrying a weapon in restaurants. The state's concealed-carry law already allows [...]

Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault — Louisiana Law

    DOMESTIC ABUSE LAW LOUISIANA     Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault  --  La. R.S.  14:37.7   Domestic abuse aggravated assault is an assault with a dangerous weapon committed by one household member upon another household member. For purposes of this Section, "household member" means any person of the opposite sex presently living in the same residence, or living in the same residence within 5 years of the occurrence of the domestic abuse aggravated assault, with the defendant as a spouse, whether married or not, or any child presently living in the same residence or living in the same residence [...]

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney — Kenner

    Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter Represents Clients Who Have Been Accused of Domestic Abuse Battery in Kenner.       If you or a loved one has been arrested for Domestic Violence in the City of Kenner, contact New Orleans Criminal Attorney for a consultation.   Every appearance of a Kenner criminal domestic abuse case is held in Domestic Violence Court from the arraignment to trial.   Please see our list of Domestic Abuse Violence Class in the New Orleans area.   Domestic Abuse Battery is a crime that should not be taken lightly!  It is an offense that [...]

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Violation of Protective Orders or Restraining Order– Louisiana

    Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Protective Order Attorney     Violation of Protective Orders   Violation of protective orders is the willful disobedience of a preliminary or permanent injunction or protective order, after a contradictory court hearing, or the willful disobedience of a temporary restraining order or any ex parte protective order, if the defendant has been given notice of the temporary restraining order or ex parte protective order by service of process as required by law. A defendant may also be deemed to have been properly served if tendered a certified copy of a temporary restraining order [...]

Domestic Abuse Law — Louisiana

  New Orleand Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Unfortunately, Domestic Violence is a problem in our society.  Millions of women and men are seriously injured or killed because of domestic abuse every year -- this includes girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses and domestic partners.  The abuse can be physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.  Make no mistake, a Domestic Violence charge is not to be taken lightly.  It is a serious offense with serious penalties.  It is also an enhanceable offense in Louisiana -- with each additional conviction comes harsher penalties and fines.  Anyone who has been convicted of Domestic Violence abuse within the past 10 years, [...]

Domestic Violence Battery Law — Louisiana

  New Orleans Domestic Violence Defense Attorney   What is domestic abuse battery? Louisiana Domestic Abuse Battery is the intentional use of force or violence committed by one household member upon the person of another household member.  The statute may be found at La. R.S. 14:35.3. Under the law for Domestic Battery a "Household member" means any person of the opposite sex presently living in the same residence or having lived in the same residence within 5 years of the incident.   The couple may live together as spouses or boyfriend/girlfriend.   Domestic Battery may also apply to children.   What [...]