Have You Received a Traffic Ticket in Louisiana? If you received a traffic ticket in New Orleans, you will likely address the matter in Orleans Parish Traffic Court ( https://www.nola.gov/traffic-court/ ). In Jefferson Parish, the matter will likely be handled in First Parish Court in Metairie ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/1st-parish/ ), or Second Parish Court in Gretna ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/2nd-parish/ ). Traffic Court in New Orleans does not handle the Camera Safety Tickets or Parking Tickets. If you need information about parking or camera tickets, you need to go to the Department of Public Works site which addresses the Parking and Camera Safety Tickets. [...]
Intoxication (Drunkenness) as a Defense to a Crime When can intoxication or drunkenness be used as a defense to a crime in Louisiana? La. R.S. 14:15 provides the law relative to intoxication as a defense to a crime in Louisiana. That article states: La. R.S. 14:15. Intoxication The fact of an intoxicated or drugged condition of the offender at the time of the commission of the crime is immaterial, except as follows: (1) Where the production of the intoxicated or drugged condition has been involuntary, and the circumstances indicate this condition is the direct cause of the commission of the crime, [...]
Some New Louisiana Criminal Laws Effective in 2018 Introduction There are several new criminal laws that became effective in Louisiana in 2018. These laws are discussed here to give readers a general idea of what the new laws are. 1. [Act 263 – House Bill 79]. La. R.S. 14:283.3 creates the new crime of abuse of persons with infirmities through electronic means and provides for criminal penalties and exceptions. The crime of abuse of persons with infirmities through electronic means occurs when all of the following occur: (1) The person transfers an image that was obtained by any camera, videotape, photo-optical, [...]
Why the Secret Recording by Rita LeBlanc of her Grandfather Tom Benson, Owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, Was not illegal
Why the Secret Recording by Rita LeBlanc of her Grandfather Tom Benson, Owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, Was not illegal Background Facts As you may know by now, Rita Leblanc, granddaughter of Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans before he died on March 18, 2018, secretly recorded a conversation she had with Benson about why her mother, Renee Leblanc, had contacted Tom Benson’s bookkeeper directly, instead of going through him. The recording was a critical piece of evidence in the family feud between Tom Benson and Renee [...]
Why the Suspect in the Trader Joe’s Shooting In California Could Not Be Guilty Of Murder In Louisiana?
What happened? On Saturday, July 21, 2018, a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer fired the bullet that struck and killed a Trader Joe’s employee when LAPD officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an attempted murder case. The officer who killed the Trader Joe’s employee was chasing the suspect who was suspected of shooting his grandmother hours earlier in the day and had led officers on a high speed chase in the Hollywood area. After the suspect crashed his car into a utility pole next to the Trader Joe’s store, he fired at police and ran into the store. The [...]
When Can A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) In Louisiana Be Suspended? Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) This blog post will discuss the the circumstances under which a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in Louisiana can be suspended for DWI related offenses. La. R.S. 32:414.2 contains different suspension periods for commercial licensees for different offenses, ranging from 60 days to a lifetime suspension or disqualification. A person may not drive a commercial motor vehicle in Louisiana if he is disqualified for any reason. Generally, Louisiana drivers can lose their CDL licenses either on a temporary or permanent basis. The [...]