Unlawful Sales of Weapons to Minors — Louisiana

Unlawful Sales of Weapons to Minors -- La RS 14:91 Unlawful sales of weapons to minors is considered a law that aims to protect the health and morals of minors. It is defined as the selling or otherwise delivering for value of any firearm or other instrumentality customarily used as a dangerous weapon to any person under the age of 18.  Lack of knowledge of the minor's age shall not be a defense. Whoever commits the crime of unlawful sales of weapons to minors shall be fined not more than $300.00 dollars or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, [...]

Illegal Carrying of Weapons Law — Louisiana

Illegally Carrying Weapons New Orleans The crime of illegal carrying of a weapon is a misdemeanor unless the weapon is a firearm that is used to commit a Crime of Violence.  The statute may be found at La. R.S. 14:95.  This crime is defined by any one of the following acts:  (1) The intentional concealment of any firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used or intended for probable use as a dangerous weapon, on one's person; or (2) The ownership, possession, custody or use of any firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used as a dangerous weapon, at any time by [...]

SCOTUS Update: A victory for gun ownership rights

  Supreme Court Rules Felons May Sell, Transfer Guns Last year, I wrote of the case of Henderson vs. United States wherein a U.S. Border Patrol agent who, after being convicted of felony distribution of marijuana, was not allowed by a lower court to sell his collection of firearms to a third party. I mentioned that the United States Supreme Court agreed to address the issue. The question before the court was when an individual surrenders his firearms to police and is later convicted of a felony, what happens to the firearms? The weapons can’t go back to the felon because [...]

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Should Louisiana Gun Rights Extend To Convicted Felons?

In 2012, Louisiana voters approved a state constitutional amendment that makes gun ownership a fundamental right.  This places gun ownership on the same level as freedom of speech or freedom of religion.  This law also requires that any challenges should be held to strict scrutiny which is the most stringent standard of judicial review.  In other words, the law should favor the constitutional right or principle more than the government's interest. Since this amendment passed, many defense attorneys have challenged prosecutions for Felon in Possession of a Firearm La. R.S. 14:95.1 in state courts.  The issue is whether the amendment applies to [...]

Felon in Possession of a Firearm — Louisiana

New Orleans Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney If you are being criminally charged with Possession of Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.  We are ready to defend you and protect your rights! Possession of Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies -- La R.S. 14:95.1 It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence which is a felony or simple burglary, burglary of a pharmacy, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, felony [...]

Illegal Carrying and Discharge of Weapons Firearm — Louisiana

  Illegal Carrying and Discharge of Weapons -- 14:94 Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities is the intentional or criminally negligent discharging of any firearm, or the throwing, placing, or other use of any article, liquid, or substance, where it is foreseeable that it may result in death or great bodily harm to a human being.   Penalties Generally, whoever commits the crime of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities shall be fined not more than $1,000.00, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 2 years, or both. Generally, on a second or subsequent [...]

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 [...]

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