Attempt to Commit a Crime — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- Criminal Defense Attorney for New Orleans Area   Attempt to Commit a Crime -- La RS 14:27   Any person who, having a specific intent to commit a crime, does or omits an act for the purpose of and tending directly toward the accomplishing of his object is guilty of an attempt to commit the offense intended; and it shall be immaterial whether, under the circumstances, he would have actually accomplished his purpose. Mere preparation to commit a crime shall not be sufficient to constitute an attempt; but lying in [...]

Overview of Battery Laws in Louisiana

 Louisiana Battery Laws   By: Elizabeth B. Carpenter     Battery Defined -- 14:33 Battery is the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another; or the intentional administration of a poison or other noxious liquid or substance to another.     Simple Battery -- La R.S. 14:35 Simple battery is a battery committed without the consent of the victim. Whoever commits a simple battery shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.     Aggravated Battery -- La RS 14:34 Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous [...]

Disarming of a Police Officer — 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.     Disarming of a Police Officer -- La RS 14:34.6 Disarming of a peace officer is committed when an offender, through use of force or threat of force, and without the consent of the peace officer, takes possession of any law enforcement equipment from the person of a peace officer or [...]

Fake Explosive Devices — 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.   Fake Explosive Device  La RS 14:54.5 It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, possess, have under his control, buy, sell, mail, send to another person, or transport a fake explosive device, if the offender knowingly and intentionally: (1)  Influences the official conduct or action of an official or any personnel of a public safety agency; or (2)  Threatens to use the fake explosive device while committing or attempting [...]

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 [...]

Bill would require barroom bouncers to take training

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law -- Attorney New Orleans   Bill would require barroom bouncers to take training   By: Ed Anderson -- Times Picayune   Baton Rouge -- A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would require training of bouncers and "security personnel" at bars and lounges. The Senate Judiciary B Committee sent to the Senate floor Senate Bill 234 by Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco, that would require the bouncers to be trained under the state's Responsible Vendor Program, which has been in place for more than a decade and requires the training of servers, [...]

New Orleans officer quits after ‘thug’ comment about Trayvon Martin killing

Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law -- Attorney New Orleans   New Orleans officer quits after 'thug' comment about Trayvon Martin killing   By Brendan McCarthy, Times Picayune   The white New Orleans police officer who posted insensitive remarks on an online news story about the killing of a black Florida teen resigned Tuesday afternoon, one day after he was indefinitely suspended from the force without pay. Officer Jason Giroir, who is under investigation for his role in the recent shooting of a young black man in Mid-City, resigned in light of the scrutiny over comments he posted Sunday on [...]

Unlawful Participation in a Child-Related Business — Louisiana

Sex Crime Defense Attorney New Orleans   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.  Your freedom is important to us!   Unlawful Participation in a Child-Related Business -- La RS 14:91.3 No person convicted of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541, whose offense involved a person under the age of 13 years, shall own, operate, or in any way participate in the governance of those child care facilities or [...]

Simple Burglary — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Burglary Attorney   If you are facing any kind of Burglary charge in southern Louisiana, contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.  We have the experience that you need to ensure that your rights are protected!   !!!!Click here for an overview of Louisiana Burglary Laws!!!! SIMPLE BURGLARY -- La-R.S. 14:62 A.  Simple burglary is the unauthorized entering of any dwelling, vehicle, watercraft, or other structure, movable or immovable, or any cemetery, with the intent to commit a felony or any theft therein, other than as set forth in R.S. 14:60. Whoever [...]

Intimidating, impeding, or injuring witnesses / officers — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law -- Serving Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, Assumption, Plaquemines, Terrebonne and Tangipahoa Parishes!   Intimidating, impeding, or injuring witnesses / officers -- La RS 14:129.1 No person shall intentionally: (1)  Intimidate or impede, by threat of force or force, or attempt to intimidate or impede, by threat of force or force, a witness or a member of his immediate family with intent to influence his testimony, his reporting of criminal conduct, or his appearance at a judicial proceeding; (2)  Injure or attempt to injure a witness in his [...]

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