New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Granted AVVO Client’s Choice Award

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter -- Attorney New Orleans   Criminal Defense Attorney Granted AVVO Client's Choice Award   This is old news that we probably should have shared months ago.  Better late than never, I suppose.  Avvo.com awarded Attorney Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter the Client's Choice award for 2012.  Being recognized in such a way is an honor, especially since Ms. Carpenter always aims to provide exceptional client services and regularly asks former clients to review her performance.   Lawyer Elizabeth Carpenter | Lawyer Criminal Defense Avvo.com is an expert-only Q&A forum where people can ask legal questions [...]

SUMMARY OF THE MULTIPLE OFFENDER LAW — Louisiana

Habitual Offender Law New Orleans SUMMARY OF THE MULTIPLE OFFENDER LAW  -- La R.S. 15:529.1 The District Attorney may charge a person as a multiple or habitual offender after that person has been convicted of more than one felony. A felony is any crime which is punishable by imprisonment at hard labor. Common felonies include theft and receiving stolen things valued over $300.00, nearly all crimes of violence and drug crimes, burglary, issuing worthless checks over $100.00, and many other crimes. After the first felony conviction, the penalties for all subsequent felony convictions become much more severe. A prior conviction [...]

Second Degree Cruelty to Juvenile — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Criminal Attorney Contact    Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles -- La RS 14:93.2.3 Second Degree Cruelty to juveniles is: A.(1)  Second degree cruelty to juveniles is the intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone over the age of 17 to any child under the age of 17 which causes serious bodily injury or neurological impairment to that child. (2)  For purposes of this Section, "serious bodily injury" means bodily injury involving protracted and obvious disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, [...]

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, [...]

Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution — New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney

New Orleans Child Pornography Attorney  Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law is uniquely qualified to defend clients who have been accused of a child pornography offense in New Orleans area. We have represented countless clients in child pornography cases in Louisiana.  Some of the specific types of cases we address include the possession, production, possession, distribution or sale of child pornography in New Orleans. Our knowledge of the law and experience in child pornography defense gives us the skill you need to effectively challenge the allegations made against you.      Court Says Child Porn Victims Can Get Restitution   Child pornography [...]

Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

Louisiana Sex Crime Computer Crime Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you are being accused of a Sex Crime, Computer Crime, Internet Crime, it is imperative that you have a skilled, aggressive attorney by your side.  Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.     Harahan Seeks Cyber-Crimes Unit to Catch Online Sex Predators From the Times Picayune Harahan moved Thursday night to establish its own cyber-crimes unit in the Police Department, hoping to catch online sexual predators who target children in the city of 9,277. The City Council voted 5-0 to request help setting up the unit [...]

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 [...]

Supreme Court Declares Life Without Parole Unconstitutional — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

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.     Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court The Times-Picayune   Life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, according to a 5-4 opinionMonday morning from the U.S. Supreme Court that involved a 14-year-old convicted of murder in Alabama. Evan Miller was convicted of arson and murder in Lawrence County, but his life without any possibility of parole sentence violates the Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the [...]

Cheating and Swindling — Louisiana

During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute. Commencing August 1, 2017, the following crime no longer exists. This offense is now prosecuted under La R.S. 14:67. New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- White Collar Crime New Orleans Cheating and Swindling -- La RS 14:67.18 A.  It shall be unlawful for any person who by any trick or sleight of hand performance, or by fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice, or device, for himself or another, wins or attempts to win money or property or a combination thereof, or reduces [...]

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 [...]

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