General law info and tips for sex workers, etc. in Louisiana
- Louisiana prostitution laws relevant to sex workers, including escorts, street-based sex workers (street walkers), FBSM (Full Body Sensual Massage) providers, fetish and fantasy pros, etc. (From the Louisiana State Legislature’s website)
- Prostitution Charges in Louisiana Explained
- Know the Laws: “What can I say in my online ad?” – Legal advice on the language and limits of what can be in your listing (from Hook Online)
- Know the Laws: “What should I say if an officer arrests me?” – Advice on how to respond to a situation involving the police (from Hook Online)
- Know Your Rights for Sex Workers – What not to do if arrested or detained by police
- New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Miranda Rights
- Arrested for a Misdemeanor: DOs and DON’Ts
- A Louisiana Lawyer’s Advice to Accused Offenders
- Divorce: Who Gets Custody? Who Pays Support? Authored By: Louisiana State Bar Association
- How to Succeed in a Custody Evaluation
- Contemplating Divorce? What to do First
Prostitution laws relevant to sex workers, including escorts, street-based sex workers (street walkers), FBSM (Full Body Sensual Massage) providers, fetish and fantasy pros, etc. (From the Louisiana State Legislature‘s website)
- RS: 14:82 Prostitution; definition; penalties; enhancement
- RS 14:82.1 Prostitution; persons under eighteen; additional offenses
- RS 14:83 Soliciting for prostitutes
- RS 14:83.1 Inciting prostitution
- RS 14:83.2 Promoting prostitution
- RS 14:83.3 Prostitution by massage
- RS 14:83.4 Massage; sexual conduct prohibited
- RS 14:84 Pandering
- RS 14:85 Letting premises for prostitution
- RS 14:86 Enticing persons into prostitution
- RS 14:89.2 Crime against nature by solicitation
Prostitution Charges in Louisiana Explained | Baton Rouge Prostitution Lawyer
Know Your Rights for Sex Workers – What not to do if arrested or detained by police
New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Miranda Rights
Arrested for a Misdemeanor: DOs and DON’Ts
“This is an overview of what you should and should not do in the event you are arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense in the State of Louisiana. Share this information with your friends and loved ones who live in or may be traveling to New Orleans, or call me now at 504-358-2273 if you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense. DO NOT JUST TAKE THE OFFER THE PROSECUTOR GIVES YOU THE FIRST TIME YOU GO TO COURT!
- Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense you need a lawyer. The criminal process can be complex and confusing, and it’s important to understand your legal rights. The best way to be informed is to contact a Louisiana criminal attorney.
- Be courteous to police officers and comply with (reasonable) commands.
- Notice if anyone is around during your arrest or processing. They could be considered a witness in your favor.
- Exercise your right to remain silent. You should only answer questions regarding basic information, like your name and address. Do not answer any other questions.
You Should NOT:
- Attempt to represent yourself. Though not as serious as felonies, misdemeanor convictions can have serious implications for your future. There are ways an experienced criminal defense attorney can reduce your sentence, or negotiate a plea to a lesser charge or even a dismissal. Give yourself the advantage of professional legal representation.
- Speak to anyone about details or facts of the case. Only do so if your attorney says otherwise.
- Make any statements. Don’t try to win your case on the street. Be courteous and cooperative, but don’t think for a minute that anything you say to a police officer is going to help you while on the scene. Let an experienced attorney fight and try to win your case in court.”
- do not give a statement other than your name and address,
- repeat over and over again to police that you want an attorney before you answer any more questions,
- if you are given the opportunity to talk to a family member or friend alone, don’t fall for it; the entire conversation is being recorded,
- do not give permission for any searches of your home, car, hotel room, cell phone, purse or computer,
- do not give any blood, saliva, nail, hair, or urine samples,
- do not answer any questions,
- do not allow your child to be interviewed outside of your presence,
- when you are allowed to make a call, call someone who can put up a cash bond for you instead of using a bondsman. A bondsman will charge you 12% of the bond that you do NOT get back. If you put up a cash bond, and show up for court, you get it ALL back.
General advice from SWOP-Chicago about some commonly used police tactics in interrogation and how you should handle yourself in each situation.
(I know, I know. It makes me feel gross, too. But if she defends them, then it’s probably good advice for anyone…)
As in any arrest:
Kinds of divorce in Louisiana, custody, child support, and visitation. Brochure created by the Louisiana State Bar Association.
If you are ordered into a custody evaluation, make it work for you and your children.
Are you contemplating divorce??? If so, here are sixteen steps you should take in preparation for that eventuality.