Re-Homing of a Child – Louisiana Law

  Re-Homing of a Child -- La. R.S. 14:46.4 This law was enacted during the 2014 legislative session. The statute may be found here.   Re-homing of a child is any one of the following: (1) A transaction, or any action taken to facilitate such transaction, through electronic means or otherwise by a parent or any individual or entity with custody of a child who intends to avoid or divest himself of permanent parental responsibility by placing the child in the physical custody of a non-relative, without court approval, unless Subsection B of this Section applies. Actions include but are [...]

Crimes Against Nature — Louisiana Law

    CRIMES AGAINST NATURE -- 14:89   Crime against nature is the unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal, except that anal sexual intercourse between two human beings shall not be deemed as a crime against nature when done under any of the circumstances described in R.S. 14:41, 14:42, 14:42.1 or 14:43.  Emission is not necessary; and, when committed by a human being with another, the use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime.   [...]

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 [...]

Unlawful Use or Access of Social Media By Sex Offender– Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS SEX CRIMES DEFENSE ATTORNEY Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Lawyer If you or a loved one is facing allegations of a SEX CRIME, you must contact a criminal defense attorney for a consultation. Early intervention by an experienced Sex Offender Defense Attorney can make a tremendous difference in your case. Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is dedicated to the defense of those accused of Sex Crimes in Louisiana.  We are here to defend you, not judge you. Possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies -- La RS 14:95.1 Unlawful Use or Access of Social [...]

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 [...]

Cruelty to Juveniles — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Contact  Cruelty to Juveniles -- La RS 14:93 Cruelty to juveniles is: (1)  The intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 whereby unjustifiable pain or suffering is caused to said child.  Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense; or (2)  The intentional or criminally negligent exposure by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 to a clandestine laboratory operation as defined [...]

New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana

New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law -- New Orleans Marijuana Defense Attorney   Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. John, Baton Rouge, St. Charles, Plaquemines Parishes.   New Bill Would Eradicate Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Marijuana Possession In Louisiana   Both the Louisiana House and Senate will reconvene for the 2013 Legislative Session in April 8, 2013.  As an attorney, I subscribe to email alerts regarding legislative news.  This evening I was thrilled to see a proposed bill that would eradicate mandatory minimum sentences for Marijuana Possession.   This bill is House Bill 103, sponsored by state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans. [...]

What is a “technical violation” of probation? — New Orleans Criminal Attorney

New Orleans Probation Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Probation Violation Defense Attorney   A technical probation violation is any violation except the following: ** Being arrested, charged, or convicted of any, Felony Violation of any provision of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. Intentional misdemeanor directly affecting the person. At the discretion of the court, any attempt to commit any intentional misdemeanor directly affecting the person. At the discretion of the court, any attempt to commit any other misdemeanor. Being in possession of a firearm or other prohibited weapon. Failing to appear at any court hearing. Absconding from [...]

Former glam rocker Gary Glitter arrested in child sex abuse scandal

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Louisiana Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. ---  New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has defended many Sex Offense cases in southern Louisiana. She is one of the premiere Sex Offender attorneys in the New Orleans area. Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. understands that many people accused of Sex Crimes are not in fact guilty. We are here to defend our clients, not judge them. If you or a loved one has been accused of a Sex Offense, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation from an experienced New Orleans criminal defense lawyer. Protecting your freedom is important to us. [...]

Plea Bargaining in Criminal Cases — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

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.   Plea Bargaining in Criminal Cases  By Elizabeth B Carpenter Although plea bargaining is often criticized, more than 90 percent of criminal convictions come from negotiated pleas. Thus, less than ten percent of criminal cases go to trial. Plea negotiations have become a central part of every criminal case. So, what are the [...]

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