Recent Case History

1. Charge:

Domestic Abuse, Aggravated Assault, Illegal Carrying of Weapon
Simple Battery
Docket No: OP-2736 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Domestic Abuse
Fined not less than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00. Imprisoned not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months. 48 hours w/o benefit
Aggravated Assault
Fined not more than $3,000.00 or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both
Illegal Carrying of Weapon
Fined not more than $2,000.00, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than one year nor more than 2 years, or both
Simple Battery
Fined not more than $1,000.00 or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both

Result:

State Dismissed All Charges

2. Charge:

Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor
Docket No: 131578 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $10,000.00. Imprisonment at hard labor not less than 5 years nor more than 10years w/o benefit

Result:

Obscenity—3 years all suspended
5 years’ probation—not required to give notice and
register as sex offender

3. Charge:

Distribution of Schedule II
Docket No: 143969 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

An aggregate weight of less than 28 grams, shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years and may, in addition, be fined not more than $50,000.00

Result:

State Dismissed charge

4. Charge:

Terrorizing
Docket No: 15-3455-C St. Landry Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $15,000 or imprisoned w/wo hard labor for not more than 15 years or both

Result:

State placed defendant in Pre-trial Diversion once complete State dismissed charge

5. Charge

Possession of Schedule III
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15,000.00

Result:

State Dismissed charge

6. Charge:

Stalking and indecent behavior w/juvenile
Docket No: 85421 Acadia Parish

Possible Sentence:

Stalking
Imprisoned for not less than 2 years nor more than 5 years, with or without hard labor, without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and may be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $2,000.00, or both
Indecent Behavior w/juvenile
(1) Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles shall be fined not more than $5,000.00, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 7 years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed
(2) Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles on a victim under the age of 13 when the offender is 17 years of age or older, shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 2 or more than 25 years. At least 2 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Result:

State dismissed all charges

7. Charge:

Distribution of Schedule II
Docket No: 143969 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

An aggregate weight of less than 28 grams shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years and may, in addition, be fined not more than $50,000.00

Result:

State Dismissed charge

8. Charge:

Simple Rape
Docket No: 146951 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit for not more than 25 years

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

9. Charge:

Simple Rape
Docket No: 146078 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit for not more than 25 years

Result:

Plead to amended charge of 2nd degree battery
Probation 2 years

10. Charge:

1st degree rape
Arrest No: 15-12781 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

11. Charge:

Distribution of MDMA
Docket No: 60264 Vermilion Parish

Possible Sentence:

Not less than 15 years and not more than life imprisonment and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance, a fine not to exceed the greater of twice that authorized in accordance with the provisions of Title 18 or $20,000,000

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

12. Charge:

Indecent Behavior w/Juvenile
Docket No: 62371 Vermilion Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 7 years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed.
(2) Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles on a victim under the age of 13 when the offender is 17 years of age or older, shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 2 nor more than 25 years. At least 2 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

Plead to amended charge of 2nd degree battery
Sentenced to 7 years hard labor, suspended.
3 years supervised probation and restitution

13. Charge:

OWI—1st and careless operation
Docket No: 201700239 City Court Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

6 months parish jail

Result:

State set aside misdemeanor conviction and dismissed prosecution of careless operation

14. Charge:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Docket No: 17-MD-161671

Possible Sentence:

First violation of or failure to comply with any provision of this Part shall subject the offender to a fine not in excess of $300.00, or imprisonment of not more than 15 days or both

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

15. Charge:

2nd Degree Rape
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor not less than 5 years nor more than 40 years with 2years w/o benefit

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

16. Charge:

5 counts Pornography Involving Juvenile
Docket No: 160389 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $50,000.00 and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 5 years or more than 20 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

Plead guilty to amended charge of 1 count pornography involving juveniles
Sentenced to 90 days parish jail

17. Charge:

2 counts 1st Degree Murder
Docket No: 16-K-5003-B St Landry Parish

Possible Sentence:

Punished by death or life in prison at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

State Dismissed Charges

18. Charge:

2nd Degree Murder
Docket No: CR-164588 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Life imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

Plead guilty to amended Charge of Obstruction of Justice
3 years active supervised probation

19. Charge:

Home Invasion
Docket No: 61998-JG Vermilion Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00 and shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 1 year nor more than 30 years

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

20. Charge:

Domestic Battery
Docket No: 161051 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

First conviction, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the offender shall be fined not less than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00 and shall be imprisoned for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months. At least 48 hours of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

21. Charge:

Aggravated Assault w/motor vehicle on peace officer
Docket No: 16-250434 St. Martin Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00. Imprisoned w/wo hard labor not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years or both

Result:

Plead guilty to Attempted Aggravated Assault sentenced to 5 years hard labor, suspended, placed on supervised probation for 5 years

22. Charge:

Simple Rape
Docket No: 146951 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit for not more than 25 years

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

23. Charge:

Simple Rape
Docket No: 146078 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit for not more than 25 years

Result:

Plead to amended charge of 2nd degree battery
Probation 2 years

24. Charge:

1st Degree Rape
Arrest No: 15-12781 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisoned at hard labor w/o benefit for not more than 25 years

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

25. Charge:

  1. 1st Degree Murder
  2. Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  3. Docket No: 16-K-0320-D St. Landry

Possible Sentence:

1st Degree Murder
Punishment by death or life imprisonment at hard labor w/o benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence
Attempted 1st Degree Murder
Imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 10 years or more than 50 years without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

Plead guilty to amended charges or Manslaughter. Sentenced to 20 years hard labor credit for time served.

Charge:

Possession of Schedule III
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not less than 1 year nor more than ten 10 years and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15,000.00.

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

27. Charge:

2nd degree Murder
Docket No: 156143 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Life imprisonment at hard labor w/o benefit of parole, probation, or suspended sentence.

Result:

Amended to negligent homicide 3 years’ probation

28. Charge:

Felony Carnal Knowledge of Juvenile
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00 or imprisoned w/wo hard labor not more than 10 years or both. Conviction cannot be set aside or dismissed

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

29. Charge:

  1. Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
  2. Possession with intent to distribute Drug paraphernalia
  3. Theft under $750.00

Docket No: 152346 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
Imprisoned with or without hard labor not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years, possible find not more than $50,000.00
Possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia
Imprisoned with or without hard labor not less than 1 year, no more than 10 years, possible find not more than $50,000.00
Theft under $750
Imprisoned w/wo hard labor not more than 10 years

Result:

  1. 12 months parish jail suspended, credit for time served
    6 months active supervised misdemeanor probation
  2. Plead “No Contest” to count 1, amended to possession of marijuana
  3. Plead “No Contest” to count 2

  4. State dismissed count 3

30. Charge:

Vehicular homicide
Docket No: 16-CR-60780 Vermilion Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not less than $2,000.00 nor more than $15,000.00. Imprisoned w/wo hard labor not less than 5 years nor more than 30 years. 3 years w/o benefit

Result:

State dismissed charges and defendant plead to a lesser offense of negligent homicide
5 years’ probation

31. Charge:

1st Degree Murder
Docket No: 157443 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Punishment by death or life imprisonment at hard labor w/o benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

Plead guilty/Nolo Contender to amended charge of Manslaughter. Sentenced to 20 years hard labor, credit for time served

32. Charge:

Simple burglary
Docket No: 157645 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $2,000.00 imprisoned w/wo hard labor not more than 12 years or both

Result:

Pre-Trial Diversion—once completed State dismissed Charges

33. Charge:

Aggravated Battery w/dangerous weapon
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10 years, or both. At least 1 year of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

State dismissed Charge

34. Charge:

2nd Degree Murder
Docket No: Unassigned Acadia Parish

Possible Sentence:

Life imprisonment at hard labor with or without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

35. Charge:

Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II CDs and Monies Derived from violation
Docket No: 17-CR-161254 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Cds
Imprisonment with or without hard labor, for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years and, in addition, may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15,000.00
Monies derived from violation

Result:

State granted motion to suppress
State Dismissed Charges

36. Charge:

  1. 2 counts 1st Degree Rape
  2. Crime Against Nature
  3. Indecent Behavior w/Juvenile

Docket No: 158555 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

2 counts 1st degree rape
Life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence
Crime Against Nature
Fined not more than $2,000.00, imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than 5 years nor more than 50 years, or both
Indecent Behavior w/Juvenile
(1) Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles shall be fined not more than $5,000.00 or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 7 years, or both, provided the defendant shall not be eligible to have conviction set aside or prosecution dismissed. (2) Whoever commits the crime of indecent behavior with juveniles on a victim under the age of 13 when the offender is 17 years of age or older, shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 2 years nor more than 25 years. At least 2 years of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

Result:

  1. Plead guilty to amended charges of 2 counts molestation and sentenced to 20yrs hard labor on each count to run concurrently
  2. Crime Against Nature—State Dismissed Charge
  3. Indecent Behavior w/Juvenile—State Dismissed Charge

37. Charge:

Rape
Docket No: Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Life imprisonment at hard labor w/o benefit of parole, probation, or suspended sentence

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

38. Charge:

Felon in possession of a firearm
Docket No: 156869 Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Imprisonment at hard labor not less than 5 years nor more than 20 years w/o benefit. Fined not less than $1,000.00 nor than $5,000.00

Result:

State dismissed felony charge and defendant plead guilty to amended charge of illegal possession of firearm

39. Charge:

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Unassigned Lafayette Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not more than $5,000.00 imprisoned w/wo hard labor not more than 10 years or both. 1year w/o benefit

Result:

State Dismissed Charge

40. Charge:

DWI
Docket No: 16-T-915 Vermilion Parish

Possible Sentence:

Fined not less than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00, and shall be imprisoned for not less than 10 days nor more than 6months

Result:

State Dismissed Charge