Criminal Damage to Critical Infrastructure – Louisiana

Louisiana law: Criminal damage to a critical infrastructure "Critical infrastructure" means any and all structures, equipment, or other immovable or movable property located within or upon chemical manufacturing facilities, refineries, electrical power generating facilities, electrical transmission substations and distribution substations, water intake structures and water treatment facilities, natural gas transmission compressor stations, liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals and storage facilities, natural gas and hydrocarbon storage facilities, transportation facilities, such as ports, railroad switching yards, pipelines, and trucking terminals, or any site where the construction or improvement of any facility or structure is occurring. Penalties / Sentencing Any person who [...]

Theft Laws– Louisiana

New Orleans Theft Defense Attorney 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 When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of $25,000.00 or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 20 years, or may be fined not more [...]

Louisiana Shoplifting Laws

I have been receiving an unusually high number of questions about the crime of shoplifting, its penal consequences and the grade of the offense (misdemeanor or felony).    During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67. What is Theft of Goods in New Orleans? In the Louisiana Criminal Code, shoplifting is called “theft of goods.”  The statute can be found at La. RS 14:67.10 and reads in pertinent part: Theft of goods is the misappropriation or taking [...]

What is Constructive Possession?

  Possession does dot always Mean that it's in Your Pocket One of those reality TV crime shows caught my eye the other night with an incident involving a female motorist. She was driving along a Western interstate highway and made a few erratic moves after passing a cop who was moving along the slower lane. The cop pulled her over because he sensed that she was impaired in some fashion. He asked if she had been drinking; she said no. He asked about drug use; she said no. Still, she appeared nervous, and so he asked if he could [...]

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Leased automobiles; obtaining by false representation; failure to return or surrender — Louisiana

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.   Leased movables; obtaining by false representation; failure to return or surrender; penalties; restitution -- 14:220.1   No person leasing a movable shall obtain or retain possession of the movable by: Making a false statement or false representation of a material fact, where such false statement or false representation is made with the intent to obtain or retain possession of the movable; or Intentionally failing to return or surrender the movable [...]

Criminal Damage to Property with Intent to Defraud — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Property Crimes Defense Attorney   Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm if you have been accused of  property crime.  We would be happy to consult with you today.   Criminal Damage to Property    Criminal Damage to Property with Intent to Defraud-- 14:57   Damage to property with intent to defraud is the damaging of any property, by means other than fire or explosion, with intent to defraud. Whoever commits the crime of damage to property with intent to defraud shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, imprisoned with [...]

Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Property Crimes Defense Attorney   Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm if you have been accused of  property crime.  We would be happy to consult with you today.   Criminal Damage to Property    Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti -- 14:56.5   It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deface with graffiti any historic building or landmark, whether publicly or privately owned, without the consent of the owner. Whoever commits the crime of criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with [...]

Criminal Damage to Property by Defacing with Graffiti

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Property Crimes Defense Attorney   Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm if you have been accused of  property crime.  We would be happy to consult with you today.   Criminal Damage to Property    Criminal Damage to Property by Defacing with Graffiti -- 14:56.4 It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deface with graffiti immovable or movable property, whether publicly or privately owned, without the consent of the owner. Penalties Whoever commits the crime of simple criminal damage to property where the damage is less than $500.00 shall be [...]

Criminal Damage to Coin Operated Devices — Louisiana

During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67 - Theft. Criminal Damage to Property  Criminal Damage to Coin Operated Devices -- La. R.S. 14:56.1 Criminal damage to a coin-operated device is the intentional damaging of any coin-operated device belonging to another. Coin-operated device means any parking meter, pay telephone, vending machine, money-changing machine, or any other coin activated device designed to accept money for a privilege, service, or product. For purposes of this Section, the value of [...]

Simple Criminal Damage to Property — Louisiana

Property Crimes Defense Attorney      Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm if you have been accused of  property crime.  We would be happy to consult with you today.   Criminal Damage to Property    Simple Criminal Damage to Property -- La. R.S. 14:56 Simple criminal damage to property is the intentional damaging of any property of another, without the consent of the owner, and except as provided in R.S. 14:55, by any means other than fire or explosion. The provisions of this Section shall include the intentional damaging of a dwelling, house, apartment, or other structure used in whole or [...]

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