U.S. Veterans and the criminal justice system

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    New Orleans-area Criminal Courts Trying to Help Troubled Veterans During the recent Veterans Day holiday, like most people in America, I was thinking about the plight of former soldiers. A large number of veterans are plagued by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and other mental-health issues. They are dealing with substance abuse, financial… Read more »

Arrested for Cat Poop?

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  Federal Crime: Mailing Injurious Articles Via The United States Postal Service     Looking for a job can be a drag, especially when you feel overcome by constant rejection.  If you find yourself feeling spiteful and frustrated with a lack of employment opportunities, don’t do what Jevons Brown, a 58 year old vet from… Read more »

Crack Cocaine — Fair Sentencing Act 2010 Amendment

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    Federal Criminal Defense Attorney     What Is the Crack Cocaine Amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?    Historically, federal law treated those convicted of crack cocaine offenses much more harshly than those convicted of offenses involving cocaine. This is despite the fact that chemically the substances are very similar and physiologically they… Read more »

Execution Of Death Row Inmate Stayed to Allow Time For Organ Donation

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Death Row Inmates and Organ Donation   Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, Attorney at Law    As many of you know, I am an advocate of organ donation due to the many health issues my mother suffered, i.e. liver and kidney failure.  Naturally, this story caught my eye and made me wonder why we do not routinely… Read more »

New Louisiana Bill Aims to Create the Crime of Unlawful Storage of a Firearm

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New Orleans Weapons Crimes Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter — Weapons and Gun Defense Attorney   The Louisiana News Bureau has just announced a proposed bill that aims to create the crime of unlawful storage of a firearm.    This is House Bill 4 by Rep Norton.The proposed law provides that it is unlawful to… Read more »

New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana

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New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law — New Orleans Marijuana Defense Attorney   Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. John, Baton Rouge, St. Charles, Plaquemines Parishes.   New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana   Both the Louisiana House and Senate will reconvene for the… Read more »

Synthetic Drug 25I: A New Schedule I Drug

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New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney   By Elizabeth B Carpenter — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans    Elizabeth B Carpenter Law is a premier law firm for Drug Crime defense.  We have defended almost every type of Drug Crime imaginable in South Louisiana.   If you are in need of a New Orleans drug crime attorney, contact… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »