United States Supreme Court Cases To Follow This Week — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

By: Elizabeth B Carpenter New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney   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.   The following cases are being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week:   BAILEY V. UNITED STATES Can police officers may detain an individual incident to the execution of a search warrant when the individual has left the immediate vicinity of the premises before the warrant is [...]

Former glam rocker Gary Glitter arrested in child sex abuse scandal

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Louisiana Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. ---  New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has defended many Sex Offense cases in southern Louisiana. She is one of the premiere Sex Offender attorneys in the New Orleans area. Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. understands that many people accused of Sex Crimes are not in fact guilty. We are here to defend our clients, not judge them. If you or a loved one has been accused of a Sex Offense, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation from an experienced New Orleans criminal defense lawyer. Protecting your freedom is important to us. [...]

Appeals Court Considers Marijuana Reclassification — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

  NEW ORLEANS MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY     If you have been arrested for a Marijuana Offense in Louisiana, Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.  Our fees are always discounted for Marijuana Offenses.   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.     Appeals Court Considers Marijuana Reclassification     More than 10 years after it was initially filed, the latest petition to remove marijuana from Schedule Iof the Controlled Substances Act is finally giving the herb its day in court. The [...]

Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

Louisiana Sex Crime Computer Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, Computer Crime, Internet Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.     Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators From the Times Picayune Harahan moved Thursday night to establish its own cyber-crimes unit in the Police Department, hoping to catch online sexual predators who target children in the city of 9,277. The City Council voted 5-0 to request help setting up the unit [...]

New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr.

 New Orleans Municipal Court Attorney   If you are facing charges in Orleans Parish Municipal Court Contact Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter for a Consultation  -- Even the simplest charges can have serious consequences.   New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr. From the Times Picayune   New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr., the Oscar Award-winning actor, after he allegedly pushed a bartender at a French Quarter business early Tuesday morning. Police said Gooding, 44, was at a business in the 200 block of Bourbon Street about 3 a.m. when other customers began to [...]

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Inspires New Laws In Louisiana

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter -- Attorney New Orleans       Penn State University sex abuse scandal has resulted in new laws in Louisiana to penalize those who fail to report allegations of child sex abuse and protect those who do. One measure protects whistleblowers who report child sex abuse from employer retaliation, while two others penalize those who fail to report to law enforcement. A fourth adds certain classes of athletics coaches to the list of individuals required to notify authorities if they suspect child sex abuse. Under previous Louisiana law, child care providers, [...]

New DWI Law Mandates Stiffer Sentencing For Some Second Time Offenders

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Second Offense DWI Penalties Louisiana   Serving DWI DUI Clients In Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, New Orleans, LaPlace, Hammond, Mandeville and Covington!   On August 1, 2012, HB 47 will go into effect.  This new piece of legislature provides for a mandatory 30 day sentence in Parish jail for second time offenders when the offense occurs within 1 year of the 1st.  The offender will also be required to participate in a court ordered substance abuse program.   The sentence of 48 hours will remain for second time offenders who are arrested [...]

Phenazepam is now listed as a Schedule I in Louisiana — New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney

NEW ORLEANS DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney     Governor Bobby Jindal has signed Act 346 of the Louisiana 2012 Legislative Session.  This act adds phenazepam to the list of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.   Phenazepam is a benzodiazepine drug, which was developed in the Soviet Union and now produced in Russia and some CIS countries. Phenazepam is used in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal syndrome and insomnia. It can be used as a premedication before surgery as it augments the effects of anesthetics and reduces anxiety. Recently, phenazepam has gained popularity as a recreational drug; abuse has been reported in the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and [...]

Supreme Court Declares Life Without Parole Unconstitutional — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.     Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court The Times-Picayune   Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinionMonday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without any possibility of parole sentence violates the Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the [...]

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