Explanation of Rape Laws in Louisiana

In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers changed the name of Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Simple Rape to First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape and Third Degree Rape, respectively. The terms are interchangeably used herein.  First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. First Degree Rape is a rape committed upon a person 65 years old or older or under the age of 13 where sexual intercourse is without lawful consent of the victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act, but whose resistance is overcome by force. (2)  When [...]

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 [...]

Louisiana Crimes of Violence

What is a Crime of Violence in Louisiana? The law pertaining to "Crimes of violence" in Louisiana can be found under Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:2(B). An offense is considered a crime of violence when it has, as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, and that, by its very nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense or an offense that involves the possession or use of a dangerous weapon. [...]

Intentional Exposure to AIDS Virus — Louisiana

Intentional Exposure to HIV/AIDS Law - New Orleans Attorney In 1987, the Louisiana Legislature passed a bill creating the criminal offense of Intentional Exposure to the Aids Virus also referred to La.R.S. 14:43.5.  Under this law, it is a felony to expose someone to HIV without his or her consent. Statute No person shall intentionally expose another to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through sexual contact without the knowing and lawful consent of the victim, if at the time of the exposure the infected person knew he was HIV positive. No person shall intentionally expose another to HIV through any [...]

Second Degree Robbery — Louisiana Law

  Second Degree Robbery Law in Louisiana -- La R.S. 14:64.4 Second degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury. Whoever commits the crime of second degree robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 3 to 40 years.   Second Degree Robbery is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.   Related Posts Simple Robbery First Degree Robbery Armed Robbery   Legal Assistance If you or a loved one has been arrested for second [...]

Carjacking Laws — Louisiana

  Carjacking Laws in Louisiana -- 14:64.2    Carjacking is the intentional taking of a motor vehicle belonging to another person, in the presence of that person, or in the presence of a passenger, or any other person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle, by the use of force or intimidation. Penalty Whoever commits the crime of carjacking shall be imprisoned at hard labor for 2 to 20 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.   Carjacking is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.   Related Posts Unauthorized Use of a Movable Armed Robbery Federal Carjacking [...]

Kidnapping Laws — Louisiana

   New Orleans Kidnapping Defense Lawyer Below is a list of all the Louisiana statutes regarding Kidnapping Crimes.  If you have been accused of kidnapping, a New Orleans criminal attorney can help you.  These are very serious charges.  It will take a skilled attorney to prepare your defense.  We are waiting to defend your rights!     Interference with the Custody of a Child -- La R.S. 14:45.1 Interference with the custody of a child is the intentional taking, enticing, or decoying away of a minor child by a parent not having a right of custody, with intent to detain or [...]

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