Theft Laws– Louisiana

New Orleans Theft Defense Attorney Theft -- La RS 14:67 Theft is the misappropriation or taking of anything of value which belongs to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations.  An intent to deprive the other permanently of whatever may be the subject of the misappropriation or taking is essential. Penalties When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of $25,000.00 or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 20 years, or may be fined not more [...]

Louisiana Shoplifting Laws

I have been receiving an unusually high number of questions about the crime of shoplifting, its penal consequences and the grade of the offense (misdemeanor or felony).    During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute.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. What is Theft of Goods in New Orleans? In the Louisiana Criminal Code, shoplifting is called “theft of goods.”  The statute can be found at La. RS 14:67.10 and reads in pertinent part: Theft of goods is the misappropriation or taking [...]

Unauthorized Use of “Access Card” / Credit Card as Theft — 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During the 2017 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers completely repealed this statute.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. §67.3. Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 281, §3 Unauthorized use of "Access Card" -- La RS 14:67.3 Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  Criminal Attorney New Orleans  If you have been charged with Unauthorized Use of Credit Card -- you need a good lawyer on your side to fight for your rights! Penalties Whoever, directly or indirectly, by agent or otherwise, with intent to defraud, (1) uses a forged Access [...]

Theft of a Motor Vehicle — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Motor Vehicle Theft Attorney   Theft of a Motor Vehicle -- 14:67.26 Theft of a motor vehicle is the intentional performance of any of the following acts: (1)  The taking of a motor vehicle, which belongs to another, either without the owner's consent or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, with the intention to permanently deprive the owner of the motor vehicle; or (2)  The taking control of a motor vehicle that is lost or mis-delivered under circumstances which provide a means of inquiry as to the [...]

Identity Theft — Louisiana

New Orleans White Collar Crime Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Louisiana Identity Theft Criminal Defense Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law Firm has defended many individuals accused of Identity Theft.  If you are being charged with any White Collar or Economic Crime, contact our office for a consultation.  Our job is to protect your rights! Identity Theft : La RS 14:67.16 Identity theft is the intentional use or possession or transfer or attempted use with fraudulent intent by any person of any personal identifying information of another person to obtain, possess, or transfer, whether contemporaneously or not, credit, money, goods, services, or any [...]

Theft of a Firearm — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- Criminal Defense New Orleans   If you or a loved one is facing the charge of Theft of a Firearm, please contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter a New Orleans Criminal Defense Law Firm for a consultation. You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.  Many legal rights have time-specific deadlines and legal matters will become harder to manage successfully the longer they are left unattended.   Theft of a Firearm -- La R.S. 14:67.15 Theft of a firearm is the misappropriation or taking of [...]

Purse Snatching Laws — Louisiana

    Purse snatching -- La R.S. 14:65.1 Purse Snatching is the Theft of anything of value contained within a purse or wallet at the time of the theft, from the person of another or which is in the immediate control of another, by use of force, intimidation, or by snatching, but not armed with a dangerous weapon. Whoever commits the crime of purse snatching shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for 2 to 20 years.   Purse snatching is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.   Related Posts Simple Robbery Armed Robbery First Degree Robbery   Legal Assistance [...]

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