Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Person Under Age Seventeen — Louisiana

  New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney     Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under Seventeen Years of Age -- La.R.S. 14: 91.13   It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of seventeen, while in the presence of any person under the age of seventeen and when there is an age difference of greater than two years between the two persons, to use, consume, possess, or distribute any controlled dangerous substance in violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not [...]

Dealing with Police Encounters — Know Your Rights!

  Ten Rules for Dealing with the Police -- Know Your Rights!   By:Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter     The 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights provides for people and their property to have the right to be protected from unreasonable searches and seizures.  Law enforcement must have probable cause to obtain a search warrant.  Probable Cause is defined as clear facts and evidence to know that you are involved in criminal activity.  Never let the police search your vehicle or home without a warrant -- even if you feel as if you have nothing to hide.   1.  Always be [...]

Synthetic Drug 25I: A New Schedule I Drug

New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney   By Elizabeth B Carpenter -- Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans    Elizabeth B Carpenter Law is a premier law firm for Drug Crime defense.  We have defended almost every type of Drug Crime imaginable in South Louisiana.   If you are in need of a New Orleans drug crime attorney, contact our office today.       Synthetic Drug 25I: A New Schedule I Drug State health officials, top lawmakers and law enforcement personnel announce steps they have taken to ban a dangerous new drug, 25i, making it illegal in Louisiana. This relatively new drug, 25i, [...]

Appeals Court Considers Marijuana Reclassification — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

  NEW ORLEANS MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY     If you have been arrested for a Marijuana Offense in Louisiana, Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.  Our fees are always discounted for Marijuana Offenses.   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.     Appeals Court Considers Marijuana Reclassification     More than 10 years after it was initially filed, the latest petition to remove marijuana from Schedule Iof the Controlled Substances Act is finally giving the herb its day in court. The [...]

Phenazepam is now listed as a Schedule I in Louisiana — New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney

NEW ORLEANS DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney     Governor Bobby Jindal has signed Act 346 of the Louisiana 2012 Legislative Session.  This act adds phenazepam to the list of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances.   Phenazepam is a benzodiazepine drug, which was developed in the Soviet Union and now produced in Russia and some CIS countries. Phenazepam is used in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal syndrome and insomnia. It can be used as a premedication before surgery as it augments the effects of anesthetics and reduces anxiety. Recently, phenazepam has gained popularity as a recreational drug; abuse has been reported in the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and [...]

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