Resisting A Police Officer — Louisiana

Louisiana Law Resisting an Officer -- La R.S. 14:108 Under Louisiana Law, Resisting an officer is the intentional interference with, opposition or resistance to, or obstruction of an individual acting in his official capacity and authorized by law to make a lawful arrest, lawful detention, or seizure of property or to serve any lawful process or court order when the offender knows or has reason to know that the person arresting, detaining, seizing property, or serving process is acting in his official capacity. Definitions: "Obstruction of" as used herein shall, in addition to its common meaning, signification, and connotation [...]

Overview of Battery Laws in Louisiana

New Orleans Battery Attorney Battery Defined -- 14:33 Battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another. Simple Battery -- La R.S. 14:35 Simple battery is a battery committed without the consent of the victim. Whoever commits a simple battery shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. Aggravated Battery -- La RS 14:34 Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon. This crime is a felony. Whoever commits [...]

Crimes Affecting Persons with Infirmities – Louisiana

Cruelty to Persons with Infirmities In Louisiana the law for Cruelty to the Infirm can be found at La. R.S. 14:93.3. It defined as the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by any person, including a caregiver, whereby unjustifiable pain, malnourishment, or suffering is caused to a person with an infirmity, an adult with a disability, or a person who is aged, including but not limited to a person who is a resident of a nursing home, facility for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility. Definitions "Caregiver" is defined as any person [...]

Voyeurism and Peeping Tom Laws – Louisiana

Voyeurism and Peeping Tom Attorney Voyeurism -- La. R.S. 14:283.1 In Louisiana, Voyeurism is the viewing, observing, spying upon, or invading the privacy of a person by looking through the doors, windows, or other openings of a private residence without the consent of the victim who has a reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of the offender. Penalties / Sentencing First Conviction: fined not more than $500.00, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both. Second or Subsequent Conviction: fined not more than $1,000.00, imprisoned with or without hard labor for [...]

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Improper Supervision of a Minor – Louisiana

Law: Improper supervision of a minor by parent or legal custodian Improper supervision of a minor by a parent or legal custodian includes any of the following: 1. Through criminal negligence, the permitting of the minor to associate with a person known by the    parent or custodian: (a) To be a member of a known criminal street gang.  (b) To have been convicted of a felony offense - Does not apply to an immediate family member who lives in the household with the minor or other relative who is supervised by the parent or legal custodian when visiting [...]

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Second Degree Cruelty to Juvenile — Louisiana

Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles Defense Attorney Second Degree Cruelty to juveniles is a very serious charge. A parent who has been charged with this offense is facing the risk of losing parent rights and going to prison. What is Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles? Second degree cruelty to juveniles is the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone over the age of seventeen to any child under the age of seventeen which causes serious bodily injury or neurological impairment to that child. "Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury involving protracted and obvious disfigurement or protracted loss [...]

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 is necessary [...]

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 Substances — 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, [...]

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