Category: Courts

Protecting Our Teenagers: Raise the Age Law (SB 432)

Imagine being a 17-year old convicted of a crime in Louisiana and sentenced to jail time. Perhaps this is your first offense, or maybe you’ve been involved is some petty crimes that have not resulted […]

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Is Your Medical Marijuana Card Valid in Louisiana?

Although medical marijuana is legal in Louisiana, the state does not currently recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, the state legislature is considering bills this year that may change this restriction.  Is Medical Marijuana Legal […]

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New Law Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession in New Orleans – Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re caught with a small amount of marijuana in New Orleans, you may not have to go to jail. In an effort to decriminalize marijuana possession in the city, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently signed […]

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Underage Drinking Can Take the Fun Out of Your Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner, and for many high school and college students that means a relaxing break from classes and mid-term exams.  However, while you’re soaking up the sun on the beach […]

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Will A Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Conviction Affect Your Right To Carry A Gun?

If you are convicted of domestic violence misdemeanor, you may lose your right to carry a gun. That’s the argument put forth in the case of Voisine v. United States and which prompted Supreme Court Justice […]

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Armer Bright, New Orleans schools official, admits conspiracy

On Wednesday, July 1, Armer Bright, the Orleans Parish public school system’s diversity contracting director, admitted in U.S. District court his role in the Ira Thomas janitorial services fraud conspiracy. Bright admitted to rig a janitorial […]

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SCOTUS announces landmark same-sex marriage decision

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Justice Kennedy, who was appointed by Republican Reagan in 1988, wrote on behalf of the court stating, “They ask […]

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Inspector General report tears apart DWI case handling in Orleans Parish

Inspector General for New Orleans Ed Quatreveaux has released a scathing 54-page report detailing the mishandling of DWI cases in New Orleans Traffic Court. The report highlights the failure of weak police techniques for spotting […]

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New Orleans Traffic Court cracking down on plea deals, pushing more trials

According to The Advocate, New Orleans Traffic Court will be cracking down on the number of plea deals offered for minor and major traffic violations. A few weeks ago, the city prosecutors in traffic court […]

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Bloom Legal guide to New Orleans misdemeanor arrests and summons

Paying your municipal “ticket” or summons online is NOT possible in New Orleans. The arresting NOPD officer or New Orleans sheriff’s deputy has probably given you incorrect information that you don’t have to be present […]

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21 indicted in Jefferson Parish racketeering ring

21 people were indicted yesterday under seal for racketeering and other various charges in Jefferson Parish. Many of the indicted belong to the Harvey Hustlers gang, involved in the sale of illegal drugs, guns, and […]

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Jefferson Parish, Metairie crack down on speeding on Causeway

After two accidents this past year proved fatal, Louisiana is looking to crack down on speeding on the Causeway bridge. During the four-day holiday period for Thanksgiving, police officers increased their tickets by 25%. Majority […]

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Louisiana Cracking Down on DWIs through Labor Day Weekend

Law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be cracking down on DWIs as part of its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which provides increased money and patrols to combat DWIs. Alcohol is a factor […]

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Judge Jackson Lambasts New Domestic Violence Law

Judge Bonnie Jackson of the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge stated in court that a new domestic violence law, referred to as “Gwen’s Law”, needs to be challenged. The new law differs from […]

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Orleans Traffic, Municipal Court Could Move to Bywater Neighborhood

The New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court located in Mid-City on Broad Ave could potentially move to the abandoned Naval base located at Chartres and Poland Ave, some judges and NOPD officers say. The move […]

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Proposed Marijuana Bill Dies in State Senate

“I’m done. That’s it,” Senator JP Morrell (D-New Orleans) was overheard saying as he walked away from the podium. This frustration came after a bill seeking to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession, potentially saving […]

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Warantless Blood Tests for DWIs Causing Concern in the Supreme Court

Is a non consented blood test considered an unreasonable search and therefore prohibited under the Fourth Amendment? On Wed, January 9, 2013 the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Missouri man who was given a […]

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City Agencies Could Pocket Property Tax Windfall

As many residents are aware, New Orleans’ new city-wide assessor, Erroll Williams, recently raised the assessments of over 41,000 local properties. Although this sort of action has typically occurred in quadrennial valuation years; 2012 happens […]

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