Can the Police Search My Car?

Drug Possession Distribution Attorney Louisiana Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney       The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches. The amendment applies to government agents, like police officers. It does not apply to searches by private individuals. This protection extends to automobile searches, but it is not absolute. However, if a court finds that evidence was taken during an unlawful vehicle search, the court will not allow the prosecution to use that evidence.   Searches and Your Expectation of Privacy A "search" can occur when a governmental agent intrudes in [...]

Possession and Distribution Bath Salts — Louisiana Drug Crime

ST. TAMMANY DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney     In early 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed emergency legislation making the Possession and Sale of "Bath Salts"  illegal under La R.S. 40:966.  These Bath Salts are considered a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance -- by definition, this means that the substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S.   Illegal "Bath Salts" can be broken down into the following chemicals: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone), 4-methoxymethcathinone, 4-Fluoromethcathinone and 3-Fluoromethcathinone   By adding these chemicals to the controlled [...]

New Hampshire House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Louisiana Marijuana Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.   Support the decriminalization of Marijuana!   New Hampshire House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill by Phillip Smith, stopthedrugwar.org The New Hampshire House barely passed a marijuana decriminalization bill Thursday. The bill squeaked by on a 162-161 vote, not enough to overcome a threatened veto by Gov. John Lynch (D). New Hampshire State Capitol, Corcord (wikimedia.org) Supporters were able to win passage only after Republican House Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained, allowing the one-vote victory. The bill, House [...]

NOPD Officer Who Shot Unarmed Pot Suspect in Gentilly is Identified

  Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.       NOPD Officer Who Shot Unarmed Pot Suspect in Gentilly is Identified   By Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune   New Orleans police officials confirmed Thursday that the 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by a plain-clothed narcotics officer during a drug raid at a Gentilly house a day earlier was unarmed. New Orleans police officer Joshua Colclough, 28, fired a single shot Wednesday evening that killed Wendell Allen, 20. Police officials were guarded in [...]

Falsification of Drug Tests — Louisiana

Louisiana Falsification of Drug Tests Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans False Drug Test Criminal Defense   Falsification of Drug Tests -- La. R.S. 14:133.3 No person who submits to court-ordered drug testing shall intentionally falsify or alter or attempt to falsify or alter the results of such a drug test by the substitution of urine or other samples or specimens or the use of any device in order to obscure or conceal the presence of a substance the presence of which the test is administered to detect. No person shall knowingly and intentionally deliver, possess with [...]

Methamphetamine Possession / Distribution — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you have been charged with Possession or Distribution of Methamphetamine in the New Orleans area, you need a skilled, hard working criminal defense attorney by your side.  Contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. for a consultation.  Ms. Carpenter has experience defending every kind of drug case imaginable.     Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.   The penalties pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows:     Possession Methamphetamine Penalties Any person knowingly or intentionally found to possess Methamphetamine, shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more [...]

Cocaine / Crack Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

  Louisiana Cocaine Laws   By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter     Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Cocaine is classified as a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution of Cocaine are as follows:   Possession Cocaine Any person knowingly or intentionally found to possess Cocaine, shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 5 years and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $5,000.   Distribution or Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Distribution, dispensing, or possession with intent to distribute shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at [...]

Possession or Distribution of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

New Orleans Drug Possession Distribution Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Defending those accused of Drug Crimes in Jefferson, St. John, St. Bernard, Orleans, St. Tammany, Plaquemines St. James, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and St. Charles Parishes!!!   Distribution or Possession of Drugs Listed in Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance  -- La. R.S. 40:969   See Schedule I See Schedule II See Schedule III See Schedule V   It is unlawful:   To produce, manufacture, possess with intent to producea controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule IV; To create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance [...]

Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney    The following is a list of Schedule IV controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code.  You can find the statutes pertaining to illegal possession, manufacturing, and distribution here.   SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964   A.  Narcotic drugs Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following narcotic drugs, or their salts, in limited quantities, as set forth below: (1)  Not more than 1 milligram [...]

Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney    The following is a list of Schedule III controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code.  You can find the statutes pertaining to illegal possession, manufacturing, and distribution here.   SCHEDULE III CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964   A.  Stimulants.  Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including their salts, isomers, or salts of isomers [...]

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