What is Boykinization?

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Criminal Defense 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.   Boykinization is a term sometimes used to refer to reading a defendant his rights. It derives from a case, Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969), decided by the United States Supreme Court. This case is most often cited for the principle that guilty pleas are enforceable only if taken voluntarily and [...]

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 [...]

Schedule V 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 V CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964   SCHEDULE V A.  Narcotic drugs containing nonnarcotic active medicinal ingredients.  Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following limited quantities of narcotic drugs or salts thereof, which shall include one or more nonnarcotic active medicinal ingredients in sufficient proportion [...]

New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr.

 New Orleans Municipal Court Attorney   If you are facing charges in Orleans Parish Municipal Court Contact Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter for a Consultation  -- Even the simplest charges can have serious consequences.   New Orleans Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr. From the Times Picayune   New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cuba Gooding Jr., the Oscar Award-winning actor, after he allegedly pushed a bartender at a French Quarter business early Tuesday morning. Police said Gooding, 44, was at a business in the 200 block of Bourbon Street about 3 a.m. when other customers began to [...]

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 [...]

Unauthorized Removal of a Motor Vehicle — 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 Removal of a Motor Vehicle -- 14:68.3 A.  No one, except upon a court order, shall remove a motor vehicle from a garage, repair shop, or vehicle storage facility when there is a charge due such garage, repair shop, or vehicle storage facility for repair work, mechanical service, [...]

Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Property Crimes Defense Attorney   Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm if you have been accused of  property crime.  We would be happy to consult with you today.   Criminal Damage to Property    Criminal Damage to Historic Buildings or Landmarks by Defacing with Graffiti -- 14:56.5   It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deface with graffiti any historic building or landmark, whether publicly or privately owned, without the consent of the owner. Whoever commits the crime of criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with [...]

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 [...]

Sale, exhibition, or Distribution Harmful Material to Minors — 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.   Sale, exhibition, or Distribution Harmful Material to Minors -- La RS 14:91.11   The unlawful sale, exhibition, rental, leasing, or distribution of material harmful to minors is the intentional sale, allocation, distribution, advertisement, dissemination, exhibition, or display of material harmful to minors, by a person who is not the spouse, parent, or legal guardian of the minor to any unmarried person under the age of 18 years, or the possession [...]

Sexual Battery of the Infirm — Louisiana

Louisiana Sex Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law  for a consultation.   Sexual Battery of the Infirm -- La RS 14:93.1 Sexual battery of the infirm is the intentional engaging in any of the sexual acts listed below with another person, who is not the spouse of the offender, when: (1)  The offender compels the victim, who is physically incapable of preventing the act because of advanced age [...]

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