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 [...]

Louisiana Burglary Laws

    Overview of Louisiana Burglary Laws Burglary in Louisiana is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with intent to commit crime inside.  Burglary frequently occurs when there are no witnesses or victims present to actually identify the perpetrator. Therefore, false accusations occur regularly.  THESE CRIMES ARE FELONIES, it is crucial that you retain an experienced lawyer to thoroughly examine your case  and determine if there are any weaknesses in the state's evidence.  As you will see below,  there are many different factors that can enhance or diminish the seriousness of the particular burglary charge.  A skilled lawyer [...]

Second Degree Rape / Forcible Rape — Louisiana Law

Second Degree Rape -- La R.S. 14:42.1 Prior to the 2015 legislative session, Second Degree Rape was referred to as Forcible rape. For all purposes, “forcible rape” and “second degree rape” mean the offense defined by the provisions of this Section and any reference to the crime of forcible rape is the same as a reference to the crime of second degree rape. Any act in violation of the provisions of this Section committed on or after August 1, 2015, shall be referred to as “second degree rape”. Second Degree Rape is rape committed when the anal, oral, or [...]

Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964  The following is a list of Schedule II controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code.  You can find the statutes pertaining to illegal possession, manufacturing, and distribution here. A.  Substances of vegetable origin or chemical synthesis.  Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following substances whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis: (1)  Opium and opiate, and any salt, compound, isomer, derivative, [...]

Physical Castration Sex Offenders in Louisiana

Administration of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) Sex Offenders La R.S.  --  14:43.6 Upon a first conviction of any of the following: aggravated rape, First Degree Rape as of 2015 forcible rape, Second Degree Rape as of 2015 second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of thirteen, and aggravated crime against nature, The court may sentence the offender to be treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), according to a schedule of administration monitored by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of any of the following: aggravated [...]

First Degree Rape / Aggravated Rape Laws — Louisiana

First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. During the 2015 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers changed the term for this statute from Aggravated Rape t0 First Degree Rape. For all purposes, “aggravated rape” and “first degree rape” mean the offense defined by the provisions of this Section and any reference to the crime of aggravated rape is the same as a reference to the crime of first degree rape. Any act in violation of the provisions of this Section committed on or after August 1, 2015, shall be referred to as “first degree rape”. First degree rape is a rape [...]

Cyberstalking — Louisiana

Louisiana Laws: Cyberstalking -- La R.S. 14:40.3 Cyberstalking is action of any person to accomplish any of the following: * Use in electronic mail or electronic communication of any words or language threatening to inflict bodily harm to any person or to such person's child, sibling, spouse, or dependent, or physical injury to the property of any person, or for the purpose of extorting money or other things of value from any person.  * Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of threatening, terrifying, or harassing any person. * Electronically [...]

Sexual Abuse of an Animal – Louisiana Law

During the 2018 Louisiana legislative session, the law makers created the crime of Sexual abuse of an animal. This statute can be found at La. R.S. 14:89.3. It reads as follows: What is sexual abuse of an animal under Louisiana law? Sexual abuse of an animal is the knowing and intentional performance of any of the following: (1) Engaging in sexual contact with an animal. (2) Possessing, selling, transferring, purchasing, or otherwise obtaining an animal with the intent that it be subject to sexual contact. (3) Organizing, promoting, conducting, aiding or abetting, or participating in as an observer, any [...]

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Criminal False Imprisonment — Louisiana

The Crime of False Imprisonment in Louisiana Under the law, there are two types of false imprisonment:  1) Civil False Imprisonment, which is known as a tort (civil wrong) and 2) Criminal False Imprisonment, a criminal offense.  Naturally, I am going to discuss the criminal offense, since this is a criminal defense attorney blog. People usually want to know if false imprisonment is a felony or a misdemeanor offense.  The answer to this questions depends on the statute under which the individual is charged and the facts surrounding the incident. Under La. R.S. 14:46, false imprisonment is defined as "the [...]

Simple Rape / Third Degree Rape– Louisiana Sex Crimes

Third Degree Rape - Louisiana Law Prior to the 2015 legilative session, Third Degree Rape was known as Simple Rape.  The statute for third degree rape can be located La. R.S. 14:42. This crime is committed when the anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: The victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of intoxication and the offender knew or should have known of the victim's incapacity. The [...]

By |2020-01-16T21:53:50+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Crime of Violence, Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes, Sex Crimes|Tags: , |
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