Powerful Interests Obstruct to Reforming the State’s Draconian Sentencing Laws — Part 4 of a 7 Part Series

Louisiana Is The World's Prison Capital   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.     PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 Prison Sentence Reform Efforts Face Tough Opposition in the Legislature  By Cindy Chang, The Times-Picayune           There was optimism in the air on the chilly day in January 2011 when Gov. Bobby Jindal announced an ambitious effort to overhaul Louisiana's sentencing laws. A bipartisan cross-section of law enforcement leaders [...]

Crimes of Violence Against a Victim Sixty-Five Years of Age or Older — Louisiana Law

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Attorney New Orleans   Perpetration of certain crimes of violence against a victim sixty-five years of age or older -- La RS 14:50.2 The court in its discretion may sentence, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who is convicted of a crime of violence or of an attempt to commit any of the crime of violence with the exception of first degree murder, second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping, to an additional three years' imprisonment when the victim of such [...]

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