April 2012 Archives

Lake Charles firearms burglary: 4 teens charged with a crime

On April 2, a Lake Charles car burglary was reported to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The owner of the car noticed that two guns were missing from his vehicle, which had been unlocked at the time of the alleged thefts. Although no reasons for their conclusion were given, police officers linked a local 17-year-old to the burglary, and he was then charged with a crime in connection with the incident.

New Internet crimes law proposed in Louisiana for sex offenders

Convicted sex offenders in Louisiana may have a new reason to consider what Internet sites they are using. A new law being proposed would make use of websites such as Facebook and other social networking sites chargeable as Internet crimes for a person who has been convicted of a sex offense involving a minor or of video voyeurism. The law was proposed on April 4 and is in the early stages of moving through the Louisiana legislature.

Louisiana House pushes to change sentencing laws

Several new bills have been proposed by the Louisiana legislature that could impact the way that those who have been convicted of a crime are sentenced. The bills have passed through the Louisiana House and were recently sent to the Senate. For those who have been charged with a crime, the new laws could provide clarification as to sentences that can be imposed against them if they are convicted.

More people could face criminal charges if new laws are passed in Louisiana

Louisiana continues to add more crimes to the books each year. In the current legislative session, there are at least 20 bills under consideration that would, if passed, add new crimes to the criminal code. One bill would make it a crime to steal copper and other metals, a crime that some say is already covered under the general theft statute. The increase in laws could result in more Louisiana residents being charged with a crime in a state where one in 55 individuals is already in jail.

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