Drug Crimes and Drug Court — Louisiana

New Orleans Drug Crime Defense Attorney Earlier this year, I attended a seminar led by S. Alex Stalcup M.D., an addiction specialist. In the first statement of his lecture he said, “Trying to practice criminal law and not understanding addiction is like trying to be a mechanic and not understanding how to change a flat tire.”  According to his research 4 out of 5 criminal defendants meet one or more of the following criteria: Regular drug abuser, Was on drugs at the time of the offense, Committed the crime to support a drug habit, Charged with a drug related [...]

Article 893 / 894 — First Time Offenders and Expungements Louisiana

Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893 / 894 If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor for the first time in Louisiana, you should ask your attorney to enter any guilty plea under Article 893 or 894 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.  Article 893 is for felony pleas and 894 is for misdemeanor pleas.  The advantage of the 893 / 894 plea is that the conviction may be set aside or dismissed if you follow all the conditions of your sentence. Additionally, you will be granted the opportunity to expunge your record.. Example #1 Client was [...]

Arrest For Violations Of Probation — Louisiana Law

  New Orleans Probation Revocation Attorney     If your loved one has been arrested for a Violation of Probation in the New Orleans area, please contact Attorney Elizabeth Carpenter for a consultation.  She is ready to fight for you and try to keep your loved one out of jail.   Arrest Or Summons For Violation Of Probation --  La CCRP Article 899   At any time during probation and suspension of sentence the court may issue a warrant for the arrest of a defendant for violation of any of the conditions of probation, or may issue a summons to [...]

By |2013-11-11T06:32:47+00:00November 11th, 2013|Categories: Criminal Procedure, Probation|Tags: |

Probation Attorney — Jefferson Parish

New Orleans Probation Revocation Attorney   Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter Represents Clients Who Have Been Accused of Violating Probation in Jefferson Parish.   Serving Metairie and Gretna!   If you or a loved one has been accused of violating the terms of probation, your probation office will probably file a Rule to Revoke Probation.  It is important to consult with a Probation Revocation Attorney to act as an advocate between the probation officer and the judge.  A rule to revoke probation should not be taken lightly because your freedom is in jeopardy.  The judge has the power to sentence you [...]

By |2013-10-29T20:01:18+00:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Criminal Procedure, Probation|Tags: |

What is a “technical violation” of probation? — New Orleans Criminal Attorney

New Orleans Probation Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Probation Violation Defense Attorney   A technical probation violation is any violation except the following: ** Being arrested, charged, or convicted of any, Felony Violation of any provision of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. Intentional misdemeanor directly affecting the person. At the discretion of the court, any attempt to commit any intentional misdemeanor directly affecting the person. At the discretion of the court, any attempt to commit any other misdemeanor. Being in possession of a firearm or other prohibited weapon. Failing to appear at any court hearing. Absconding from [...]

Falsification of Drug Tests — Louisiana

Louisiana Falsification of Drug Tests Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans False Drug Test Criminal Defense   Falsification of Drug Tests -- La. R.S. 14:133.3 No person who submits to court-ordered drug testing shall intentionally falsify or alter or attempt to falsify or alter the results of such a drug test by the substitution of urine or other samples or specimens or the use of any device in order to obscure or conceal the presence of a substance the presence of which the test is administered to detect. No person shall knowingly and intentionally deliver, possess with [...]

Ignition Interlock Device Offenses — New Orleans DWI

  Ignition Interlock Device Offenses -- 14:334 No person who, as a condition of probation, is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle unless it is equipped with an ignition Interlock Device shall: (1)  Operate, lease, or borrow a motor vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device. (2)  Request or solicit any other person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable motor vehicle. No person shall blow into an ignition interlock device or start [...]

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