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  • Trial Begins for New Orleans East Wife Accused of Husband's Murder

    On September 27 th , 2016, trial proceedings officially began for Charity “Katie” Nguyen, a New Orleans East woman accused of plotting the 2013 murder of her then-husband Lien Nguyen. According to prosecutors, Lien, who was found by a bystander in a ditch alongside a New Orleans East road with gunshot wounds to the head and chest, uttered the word “wife” in his final moments when asked who had ...
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  • Attorney Carter Obtains Sentencing Diversion for Theft Crime Client

    Former Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) employee, Renee (name changed for privacy reasons), had been accused of stealing $2,500 from the department’s coffers and her future looked uncertain. With the help of Attorney Gregg Carter of The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC, things are looking much better after a sentencing diversion was achieved. The case begins when Renee was accused of stealing $2,500 ...
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  • 7 Defendants Remain Locked Up

    In a previous blog post , we discussed a call for the release of 7 defendants who had not been provided with adequate public defense counsel in an acceptable amount of time. Since then, the District Attorney's office has appealed the decision, and the defendants remained locked up. Gregory Carter represents one of the defendants, New Orleans resident Henry Campbell. Campbell was arrested and ...
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  • Appellate Court Overturns Decision to Discharge 7 Defendants

    An appellate court has overturned New Orleans Criminal District Judge Arthur L. Hunter’s April 8 th decision to halt the prosecutions of seven indigent defendants who spent months in jail without legal representation. According to a three-judge panel from Louisiana 4 th Circuit Court of Appeal, Hunter’s ruling erred by granting the defendants habeas corpus relief without first making factual ...
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  • Bunny Friend Case Moves Toward Trial

    In November of 2015, a mass shooting left 17 people injured at Bunny Friend Park. This month, the case moves closer to trial - a hearing on motions was heard in the Orlenas Criminal District court on Thursday. Attorney Gregory Carter was asked to comment on the case - watch the video here .
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  • NOPD Questions Victim's Story

    Earlier this week, a bicyclist claimed he was robbed and nearly killed by three gunmen on the Lafitte Greenway. Due to inconsistencies in the accuser’s story, New Orleans Police have opened up a more thorough investigation of the event. Attorney Carter is now advising the man. Click here to get the full story.
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  • 2010 Armed Robbery and Murder Suspect Defended from Shaky Prosecution

    In 2010, Thomas Jessie was shot and killed in the French Quarter of New Orleans during what investigators believed to be a failed armed robbery attempt. Due to the early morning hours, very little evidence of the crime could be collected but that did not stop the arrest of Donovan Carter. Now, Donovan Carter’s murder trial is unfolding, some six years later, with Attorney Gregory Carter (no ...
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  • Judge Discharges 7 Defendants After Public Defense is Ruled Inadequate

    New Orleans Judge Arthur Hunter has called for the release of 7 defendants after they had not been providing adequate public defense counsel in an acceptable amount of time. Each of the defendants are indigent, unable to afford a private criminal defense attorney, and have spent months incarcerated without even having a public defense attorney assigned to their case. Judge Hunter has cited Sixth ...
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  • Felony Defendants Petition for Release After Months of Incarceration Without Lawyers

    Seven criminal defendants, including armed robbery suspects, an alleged rapist, and an accused murderer, have requested a New Orleans judge release them from custody since they have been incarcerated for months awaiting representation from public defenders, thereby violating their constitutional rights. Defenders assigned to the defendants from the cash-poor Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) office ...
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  • Woman Indicted for Accessory to Kidnapping and Murder Pleads Innocent

    Suspect Euric Cain has been arrested after shooting a man who was trying to stop him from kidnapping two people. The act was caught on video surveillance footage, and he is also accused of raping his victims. Ms. Washington, who is not shown in any footage or mentioned in any witness testimonies, was arrested alongside Cain. Police claim she was attempting to hide him from authorities. Attorney ...
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  • Kidnapping Charges Against Man Accused in Jasilas Wright's Death on I-10

    Attorney Gregory Q. Carter served as defense attorney for a man who had been accused of second-degree kidnapping in connection to a case where a woman was found dead along Interstate 10. Prosecutors claim that Wright had taken the woman against her will into his car after an altercation in the French Quarter. The victim is alleged to be an exotic dancer and prostitute, and the defendant, her pimp. ...
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  • Louisiana Continues to Have Excessive Incarceration Sentencing, Comparatively

    Louisiana State has more people per every 100,000 behind bars than any other state in the country. New Orleans has the highest incarceration rate than any other city in the country. While most of American legislators are talking about curtailing prison sentences for nonviolent crimes, Louisiana seems to have the exact opposite in mind. And it is bringing some negative attention to the lawmakers of ...
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  • Judge Finds Reasonable Doubt in Felony Drug Crime Case, Acquits Defendant

    Attorney Carter helped form a defensive case for a New Orleans man who was facing two counts of cocaine distribution and one count of heroin distribution. If convicted, the defendant would have almost-certainly been sentenced to lifetime incarceration without a chance of parole due to past felony convictions on his record. Despite Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents supplying video, ...
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  • Man Charged in Orleans Jury Bribery Case Claims Implicit Threat

    Attorney Gregory Q. Carter represented Julius Ford, who had been accused of accepting bribes while serving on a jury. Ford claimed that while he was serving as a jury, the defendant’s brother approached him and persuaded him to influence other members of the jury to either deadlock or decide on a not guilty vote in exchange for payment. Ford had previously been acquainted with the defendant’s ...
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  • Jury Acquits 17-Year-Old of Rape Charges in Eastern New Orleans Case

    Attorney Gregory Q. Carter was able to obtain a not guilty verdict for his client, James Brant, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 46-year-old woman by gunpoint. In the case, the woman claimed that defendant had forced her to perform oral sex while he held a gun to her head. When police arrived, they apprehended the defendant as he attempted to flee the scene. The evidence found by ...
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