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Organized Retail Theft — Louisiana Law

  Organized Retail Theft The law for Organized Retail Theft can be found at La. R.S. 14:67.25. Organized retail theft is defined as the intentional procuring, receiving, or concealing of stolen retail property with the intent to sell, deliver, or distribute that property. It shall be presumptive evidence that the owner or operator of any retail establishment has violated this Section when: (1)  On more than one occasion within any one-hundred-eighty-day period the offender has intentionally possessed, procured, received, or concealed stolen retail property; and (2)  The stolen retail property was possessed, procured, received, or concealed from or on [...]

Theft Laws– Louisiana

New Orleans Theft Defense Attorney Theft -- La RS 14:67 Theft is the misappropriation or 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.  An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential. Penalties When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of $25,000.00 or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 20 years, or may be fined not more [...]

Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Louisiana Heroin Laws Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows: Possession of Heroin Penalties If a person is found in possession of heroin or a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin or of its analogues, upon conviction for an amount: (a) An aggregate weight of less than 2 grams, shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not less than 2 years nor more than 4 years. (b) An aggregate weight of 2 grams or [...]

SCOTUS Update: Glossip v. Gross

  Supreme Court Rules Executions Performed With Controversial Drugs Not Unconstitutional Another day, another 5-4 split on the U.S. Supreme Court along ideological lines. I’m referring to the recent high-court decision in which held that executions carried out by a controversial three-drug protocol did not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment. Lead plaintiff Charles Warner, convicted in 2003 of raping and murdering an 11-month-old in 1997, was put to death in Oklahoma while awaiting the ruling in this case. The issue at bar (officially the case was called Glossip v. Gross) was the use of the drug [...]

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Attempt to Commit a Crime — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Criminal Defense Attorney for New Orleans Area   Attempt to Commit a Crime -- La RS 14:27   Any person who, having a specific intent to commit a crime, does or omits an act for the purpose of and tending directly toward the accomplishing of his object is guilty of an attempt to commit the offense intended; and it shall be immaterial whether, under the circumstances, he would have actually accomplished his purpose. Mere preparation to commit a crime shall not be sufficient to constitute an attempt; but lying in [...]

What is Criminal Conspiracy? — Louisiana

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Attorney at Law New Orleans   Louisiana Definition of Criminal Conspiracy   Criminal Conspiracy -- La RS 14:26   Criminal conspiracy is the agreement or combination of two or more persons for the specific purpose of committing any crime; provided that an agreement or combination to commit a crime shall not amount to a criminal conspiracy unless, in addition to such agreement or combination, one or more of such parties does an act in furtherance of the object of the agreement or combination. If the intended basic crime has been consummated, [...]

Former glam rocker Gary Glitter arrested in child sex abuse scandal

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Louisiana Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. ---  New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has defended many Sex Offense cases in southern Louisiana. She is one of the premiere Sex Offender attorneys in the New Orleans area. Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. understands that many people accused of Sex Crimes are not in fact guilty. We are here to defend our clients, not judge them. If you or a loved one has been accused of a Sex Offense, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation from an experienced New Orleans criminal defense lawyer. Protecting your freedom is important to us. [...]

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 [...]

Cheating and Swindling — Louisiana

During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67. New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- White Collar Crime New Orleans Cheating and Swindling -- La RS 14:67.18 A.  It shall be unlawful for any person who by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice, or device, for himself or another, wins or attempts to win money or property or a combination thereof, or reduces [...]

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