Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Louisiana Heroin Laws Our New Orleans drug defense attorney knows that people battling drug addiction or abuse need help. They are not bad people; they are suffering from a disease and need care and treatment to recover. Ms. Carpenter fights on behalf of those charged with drug possession offenses, working to obtain an outcome that avoids jail time and focuses on rehabilitation and recovery. Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. These crimes are felonies. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows: Possession of Heroin Penalties If a person is found [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Theft of Motor Vehicle Fuel — Louisiana

  New Orleans Criminal Theft Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Criminal Attorney New Orleans    If you have been charged with Theft -- you need a good lawyer on your side to fight for your rights!   Theft of Motor Vehicle Fuel -- La RS 14:67.17 No person shall dispense fuel, including gasoline and diesel, into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle at an establishment in which motor gasoline or diesel is offered for retail sale and leave the premises of the establishment unless the payment or authorized charge for the fuel has been made. Whoever violates [...]

Fraudulent Portrayal of a Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter — 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.   Fraudulent Portrayal of a Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter -- 14:112.2 Fraudulent portrayal of a law enforcement officer or firefighter is the impersonation of any law enforcement officer or firefighter for the purpose of obtaining access to a public building, facility, or service.  The fraudulent portrayal includes but is not limited [...]

False Impersonation of a Police Officer or Firefighter — 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.   False Personation of a Police Officer or Firefighter-- La RS 14:112.1 False personation of a peace officer is the performance of any one or more of the following acts with the intent to injure or defraud or to obtain or secure any special privilege or advantage: (1)  Impersonating any peace officer [...]

False Impersonation Law — 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.     False Impersonation -- 14:1112 False personation is the performance of any of the following acts with the intent to injure or defraud, or to obtain or secure any special privilege or advantage: (1)  Impersonating any public officer, or private individual having special authority by law to perform an act affecting [...]

Simple Escape / Aggravated Escape — 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.   Simple Escape / Aggravated Escape -- La RS 14:110 Simple escape shall mean any of the following: The intentional departure, under circumstances wherein human life is not endangered, of a person imprisoned, committed, or detained from a place where such person is legally confined, from a designated area of a place where such [...]

Harassing Phone Calls / Telephone Harassment — Louisiana

Telephone Communications:  Improper Language and Harassment -- La RS 14:285 Under Louisiana law, the term telephone harassment is defined as any of the following: (1) Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, or use any telecommunications device to send any text message or other message to another person directly, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or lascivious 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 any person. (2) Make [...]

Possession, manufacture, sale or transfer of devices for avoidance of payment for telecommunications services — 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.   Possession, manufacture, sale or transfer of devices for avoidance of payment for telecommunications services or related offenses; seizure of devices -- La RS 14:222   A.  It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to: (1)  Make or possess any instrument, apparatus, equipment or device designed, adapted or which can be used (a)  For commission of a crime in violation of R.S. 14:67, R.S. 14:67.3 or R.S. 14:221 or (b) [...]

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