Disturbing the Peace Law in Louisiana

Louisiana Disturbing the Peace Law --  La. R.S. 14:103 Elizabeth B. Carpenter is a New Orleans Disturbing the Peace attorney who represents people throughout South Louisiana. Disturbing the Peaceis the doing any of the following in such manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public: (1)  Engaging in a fistic encounter; or (2)  Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to [...]

Physical Castration Sex Offenders in Louisiana

Administration of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) Sex Offenders La R.S.  --  14:43.6 Upon a first conviction of any of the following: aggravated rape, First Degree Rape as of 2015 forcible rape, Second Degree Rape as of 2015 second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of thirteen, and aggravated crime against nature, The court may sentence the offender to be treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), according to a schedule of administration monitored by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of any of the following: aggravated [...]

Unlawful Sales of Weapons to Minors — Louisiana

Unlawful Sales of Weapons to Minors -- La RS 14:91 Unlawful sales of weapons to minors is considered a law that aims to protect the health and morals of minors. It is defined as the selling or otherwise delivering for value of any firearm or other instrumentality customarily used as a dangerous weapon to any person under the age of 18.  Lack of knowledge of the minor's age shall not be a defense. Whoever commits the crime of unlawful sales of weapons to minors shall be fined not more than $300.00 dollars or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, [...]

Video Voyeurism — Louisiana Laws

Louisiana Law Video Voyeurism Video Voyeurism -- La R.S. 14:243 What is Video Voyeurism? Under the Louisiana Revised Statutes, the legal definition is: The use of any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device, or an unmanned aircraft system equipped with any camera, videotape, photo-optical, photo-electric, or any other image recording device, for the purpose of observing, viewing, photographing, filming, or videotaping a person where that person has not consented to the specific instance of observing, viewing, photographing, filming, or videotaping and either: (1) It is for a lewd or lascivious purpose. OR The observing, viewing, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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