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Elizabeth B Carpenter

Elizabeth Carpenter’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • Kidnapping Laws in Louisiana: An Overview

    This article examines the following forms of kidnapping in the state of Louisiana: Interference with the Custody of a Child -- La R.S. 14:45.1 Simple Kidnapping -- La R.S. 14:45 Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child -- La R.S. 14.44.2 Second Degree Kidnapping -- La. R.S. 14:44.1 ...

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  • Cyberstalking in Louisiana

    Cyberstalking La R.S. 14:40.3 Cyberstalking is action of any person to accomplish any of the following: Use in electronic mail or electronic communication of any words or language threatening to inflict bodily harm to any person or to such persons child, sibling, spouse, or de...

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  • Louisiana Burglary Laws: An Overview

    Burglary in Louisiana is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with intent to commit crime inside. Burglary frequently occurs when there are no witnesses or victims present to actually identify the perpetrator. Therefore, false accusations occur regularly. Thus, it is cr...

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  • Louisiana Prostitution Laws

    In Louisiana (legal definition), Prostitution Is: (1) The practice by a person of indiscriminate sexual intercourse with others for compensation. (2) The solicitation by one person of another with the intent to engage in indiscriminate sexual intercourse with the latter for compe...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Police Interrogations

    Do I have to answer questions if the police stop me while I am walking on the street? The police can stop a person when they have good faith belief that the person was involved in a crime this is often referred to as a Terry Stop. However, under the Fifth Amendment right against...

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  • Louisiana Criminal Statutes of Limitations

    Statutes of limitations are designed to prevent dishonest and stale claims from arising after all evidence has been lost or after the facts have become obscure through the passage of time or the defective memory, death, or disappearance of witnesses. These statutes apply to both ...

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  • Louisiana Drug Court

    Earlier this year, I attended a seminar led by S. Alex Stalcup M.D., an addiction specialist. I will never forget the firststatement of his lecture wherein he said, Trying to practice criminal law and not understanding addiction is like trying to be a mechanic and not understandi...

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  • Louisiana Shoplifting Laws Explained

    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). In the Louisiana Criminal Code, shoplifting is called theft of goods. The statute can be found at La. RS 14:6...

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  • Tips on Hiring an Attorney

    Within any given legal field, there are probably hundreds of attorneys to choose from, especially for common areas of law like divorce, car accidents and criminal defense. How do you find the one that's best for you? Always interview a lawyer before hiring her to represent you. ...

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  • Ten Rules For Dealing With The Police

    1.Always be calm and polite.Dont talk back or raise your voice. 2.You always have the right to remain silent.During police encounters, the best thing to do is not speak. 3. You have the right to refuse searches. You should make it very clear, Officer, I do not consent to searc...

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