Distribution of Material Harmful to Minors through Internet

  Unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet -- La. R.S. 14:91.14 This criminal offense was created by Louisiana lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session. This statute went into effect on August 1, 2015.   Any person or entity in Louisiana that publishes material harmful to minors on the Internet shall, prior to permitting access to the material, require any person attempting to access the material to electronically acknowledge and attest that the person seeking to access the material is eighteen years of age or older.   The failure to comply with the provisions herein shall constitute [...]

Federal Carjacking Laws

  Carjacking Crimes -- Federal Law The statute for federal carjacking is found at 18 U.S.C.A. § 2119. Under federal law, carjacking is the taking of a motor vehicle that has been transported, shipped, or received in interstate or foreign commerce from the person or presence of another by force and violence or by intimidation, or attempts to do so, commits an offense. The offender must have the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury. . The interstate commerce connection is established by the movement of the vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce. To establish a nexus with interstate commerce it [...]

Domestic Violence Classes In New Orleans

Domestic Abuse Battery Attorney New Orleans   If you have been recently arrested for Domestic Violence in the New Orleans area, contact our firm for a consultation.  We have helped many couples through difficult times like these.   MEN   FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS Harahan – 733-4031; New Orleans – 822-0800.   CRISIS INSTITUTE OF NEW ORLEANS-Tulane Avenue, 442-8355.   N.O. ABUSE COALITION, LLC – Kenner Tony DiGeorge, LCSW, Tuesdays, Kenner Ochsner Hospital, 884-7989. Jo Ballanco, LCSW, BCD, Monday Evenings, Power Boulevard, 908-3321. Mary Dermody, LPC, LMFT, Tuesday Evenings, Clay and Airline and other N.O. Groups, 554-1346.   [...]

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Obstruction Of A Highway Of Commerce — Louisiana Law

  What is criminal Obstruction of a Highway? The crime Obstruction of a Highway can be either a felony or misdemeanor in the state of Louisiana.  The difference between the two offenses is that human life might be endangered in the felony offense, while there is not threat to human life in the misdemeanor offense.   Felony -- Aggravated Obstruction Of A Highway -- La. R.S. 14:96   Aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce is the intentional or criminally negligent placing of anything, or performance of any act, on any railway, railroad, navigable waterway, road, highway, thoroughfare, or runway [...]

Information About DMV Hearings — DWI Defense Louisiana

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney      Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans    Information About DMV Hearings By Elizabeth B Carpenter   If you have been arrested for a DWI in New Orleans area, a lawyer can help you with both the criminal side of your case and your DMV hearing, which addresses the suspension of your driving privileges in Louisiana. Your DMV hearing is just as important as your criminal case, and thus it is essential that you work with an attorney on this as well.   A New Orleans DWI Defense Attorney can [...]

Supreme Court Declares Life Without Parole Unconstitutional — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

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.     Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court The Times-Picayune   Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinionMonday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without any possibility of parole sentence violates the Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the [...]

Unauthorized Use of a Movable — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.     Unauthorized Use of a Movable Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other's consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently.  The [...]

Telephone Harassment — 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.   Telephone Communications:  Improper Language and Harassment -- La RS 14:285 No person shall: (1) Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person. [...]

Simple Arson of a Religious Building — Louisiana

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law -- Attorney New Orleans   Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   LOUISIANA PROPERTY CRIMES, VIOLENCE TO BUILDINGS AND OTHER PROPERTY, ARSON AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES     Simple Arson of a Religious Building -- La RS 14:52.1 A.  Simple arson of a religious building is the intentional damaging, by any explosive substance or by setting fire, of any church, synagogue, mosque, or other building, structure, or place primarily [...]

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Grounds for Mistrial — Louisiana

Louisiana Trial Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   Grounds for Mistrial -- La Code of Criminal Procedure Article 775 A mistrial may be ordered, and in a jury case the jury dismissed, when: (1)  The defendant consents thereto; (2)  The jury is unable to agree upon a verdict; (3)  There is a legal defect in the proceedings which would make any judgment entered upon a verdict reversible as a matter of law; (4)  The court finds that the defendant does not have the mental capacity to proceed; (5)  It is physically impossible [...]