Organized Retail Theft — Louisiana

  New Orleans Criminal Theft Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Criminal Attorney New Orleans    If you have been charged with Theft -- you need a good lawyer on your side to fight for your rights!   Organized Retail Theft -- La RS 14:67.25 Organized retail theft is the intentional procuring, receiving, or concealing of stolen retail property with the intent to sell, deliver, or distribute that property. It shall be presumptive evidence that the owner or operator of any retail establishment has violated this Section when: (1)  On more than one occasion within any one-hundred-eighty-day period the [...]

Cheating and Swindling — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney     Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- White Collar Crime New Orleans    Cheating and Swindling -- La RS 14:67.18 A.  It shall be unlawful for any person who by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice, or device, for himself or another, wins or attempts to win money or property or a combination thereof, or reduces a losing wager or attempts to reduce a losing wager, increases a winning wager or attempts to increase a winning wager in connection with gaming operations. B.(1)  Whoever [...]

Home Improvement Fraud — Louisiana

New Orleans Contractor Fraud Criminal Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans White Collar Crime Update: During the 2014, this statute was repealed and replaced by the crime of Residential Contractor Fraud!   If you are being accused of committing Home Improvement Fraud, it is imperative that you have a hard-working attorney advocating for you.  Your contractor's license could be in jeopardy -- Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law.  We are ready to work on your case today! Home Improvement Fraud --  La RS 14:202.1   Home improvement fraud is committed when a person who has contracted to perform any home improvement, or who has [...]

Theft — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Theft Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Criminal Attorney New Orleans    If you have been charged with Theft -- you need a good lawyer on your side to fight for your rights!   Theft -- La RS 14:67 Theft is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations.  An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential.   Penalties [...]

Informers Granted Immunity Under Public Bribery and Corrupt Influencing Articles — Louisiana

Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.    Informers Granted Immunity -- 14:121 The offender, under the public bribery, bribery of voters or corrupt influencing articles, who states the facts under oath to the district attorney charged with the prosecution of the offense, and who gives evidence tending to convict any other offender under those articles, may, in the discretion of such district attorney, be granted full immunity from prosecution in respect to the offense reported, except for perjury in [...]

Identity Theft — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Identity Theft Criminal Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm has defended many individuals accused of Identity Theft.  If you are being charged with any White Collar or Economic Crime, contact our office for a consultation.  Our job is to protect your rights!   Identity Theft : La RS 14:67.16  Identity theft is the intentional use or possession or transfer or attempted use with fraudulent intent by any person of any personal identifying information of another person to obtain, possess, or transfer, whether contemporaneously or not, credit, money, goods, services, [...]

Credit Card Fraud By Persons Providing Goods and Services — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Criminal Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm has defended many individuals accused of Credit Card Fraud.  If you are being charged with any White Collar or Economic Crime, contact our office for a consultation.  Our job is to protect your rights!    Credit Card Fraud by Persons Authorized to Provide Goods and Services -- La. R.S. 14:67.11   No provider shall, with intent to defraud an issuer or a cardholder, furnish money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card obtained [...]

Failure to Pay Child Support — Louisiana

  Failure To Pay Child Support Obligation -- La R.S. 14:75 This law is also known as the "Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of Louisiana" It is unlawful for an obligor to intentionally fail to pay a support obligation for any child who resides in the state of Louisiana, if such obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than 6 months or is greater than $2,000.00.   Penalties First Offense: Fine of not more than $500.00 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.   Second or Subsequent Offense: Fine of not more than $2,500.00 or imprisonment with [...]

Anti-Skimming Act — Louisiana

  Anti-Skimming Act -- La R.S. 14:67.4 It shall be unlawful for any person to do either of the following: Use a scanning device to access, read, obtain, memorize, or store, temporarily or permanently, information encoded on the magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card without the permission of the authorized user of the payment card and with the intent to defraud the authorized user, the issuer of the authorized user's payment card, or a merchant. Use a re-encoder to place information encoded on the magnetic strip or stripe of a payment card onto the magnetic strip or stripe [...]

Prohibition of Debt Adjusting when Conducted for Profit — Louisiana

  Prohibition of Debt Adjusting when Conducted for Profit -- La R.S. 14:331 Except as otherwise provided, no person shall engage in the business of debt adjusting. The following words and phrases shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, firm, association or other legal entity. (2) "Debt adjusting" means the making of a contract, express or implied, with a debtor whereby the debtor agrees to pay a certain amount of money or other thing of value periodically to the person engaged in the debt adjusting business who shall, [...]