Revenge Porn: Louisiana Lawmakers Pass New Law

  Louisiana Joins Trend of States Banning ‘Revenge Porn’ “Vengeance is mine” is a quote often attributed to God by Bible followers. (Romans: 12:19, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”) It encourages people to leave justice to a higher power in lieu of taking matters into their own hands.   But, “vengeance is mine” also is a sentiment put into practice by jilted lovers who participate in “revenge porn,” which, generally, is the act of posting sexual photos of an ex-lover. The forces fighting the Internet exposure.   Last year I posted a blog about the increasing [...]

Failure to Pay Bridge or Causeway Toll — Louisiana Law

  Failure to pay bridge or bridge-causeway toll -- La. R.S. 14:71.2 Have you ever wondered, what happens to that guy in front of you who just plows through the toll booth without paying? The law in Louisiana for this offense is very specific. A Failure to pay bridge or bridge-causeway toll is the intentional driving or towing of a motor vehicle through a toll collection facility without payment of a required toll, where appropriate signs have been erected to notify that it is subject to payment of the tolls beyond such sign.   Failure by the registered owner of [...]

Making Threats Against the President of the United States

  Threats against President and Vice President 18 U.S. Code § 871 Under federal law, it is a crime to knowingly and willfully threaten the President of the United States.  This includes the following acts: Sending, mailing any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States. This offense also includes threats against the President-elect, the Vice President, Vice-President-elect or another officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, Penalty Anyone found [...]

First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring Law – Louisiana

    First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring -- 14:39.2 First degree vehicular negligent injuring is the inflicting of serious bodily injury upon the person of a human being when caused proximately or caused directly by an offender engaged in the operation of, or in actual physical control of, any motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or other means of conveyance whenever any of the following conditions exists: (1)  The offender is under the influence of alcoholic beverages. (2)  The offender's blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more by weight based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood. (3)  The [...]

Vehicular Negligent Injuring – Louisiana Law

  Vehicular Negligent Injuring -- La R.S. 14:39.1 Vehicular Negligent Injuring is the inflicting of any injury upon the person of a human being when caused proximately or caused directly by an offender engaged in the operation of, or in actual physical control of, any motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or other means of conveyance whenever any of the following conditions exists: (1) The offender is under the influence of alcoholic beverages. (2) The offender's blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more by weight based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood. (3) The offender is [...]

Re-Homing of a Child – Louisiana Law

  Re-Homing of a Child -- La. R.S. 14:46.4 This law was enacted during the 2014 legislative session. The statute may be found here.   Re-homing of a child is any one of the following: (1) A transaction, or any action taken to facilitate such transaction, through electronic means or otherwise by a parent or any individual or entity with custody of a child who intends to avoid or divest himself of permanent parental responsibility by placing the child in the physical custody of a non-relative, without court approval, unless Subsection B of this Section applies. Actions include but are [...]

Solicitation of Transportation in Exchange for Sexual Intercourse

  Solicitation of Funds or Transportation for Certain Unlawful Purposes - La. R.S. 14:107.5   This is a new law that was created during the 2014 legislative session, essentially this law states that it is unlawful to ask someone for a ride or transportation in exchange for sexual intercourse. This is considered a prostitution related offense. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit funds or transportation with the intention to solicit the person to engage in indiscriminate sexual intercourse for compensation. B. For purposes of this Section, "sexual intercourse" means anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse. C. Whoever [...]

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Residential Contractor Fraud – Louisiana Law

  During the 2014 legislative session, the Louisiana law makers repealed the statute for Home Improvement Fraud and replaced it with Residential Contractor Fraud.   Louisiana Residential Contractor Fraud Statute-- La. R.S. 14:202.1 Residential contractor fraud is the misappropriation or intentional 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 by a person who has contracted to perform any home improvement or residential construction, or who has subcontracted for the performance of any home improvement or residential construction. A [...]

In Depth Look: Federal Wire Fraud Law

   Federal Law for Wire Fraud: Electronic Communications, Radio, or Television -- 18 USC § 1343     The wire and mail fraud statutes are essentially the same, except for the method associated with the offense – the mail in the case of mail fraud and wire communication in the case of wire fraud. As a consequence, the interpretation of one is ordinarily considered to apply to the other. The two terms have been used interchangeably in this article. The federal statute for wire fraud reads as follows: Devising or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for [...]

Bank Fraud — Federal Law

  New Orleans Federal Defense Attorney   This past week, a former LSU football player pled guilty to Bank Fraud in the US Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Lucky for him, Robert Packnett avoided jail time and was sentenced to 5 years federal probation.  He was also ordered to pay approximately $233,000 in restitution.  His indictment to Bank Fraud arose from the practice of Mortgage Fraud.  According to the indictment, between 2011 and 2012 he submitted doctored documents to First NBC Bank overstating his income. He also applied for at least six mortgages, refinanced mortgages and commercial lines of [...]

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