In a 2012 case, Attorney Gregory Q. Carter represented a woman who had been accused of helping her attacker leave a courthouse after he had been convicted of second-degree sexual battery. Upon hearing the verdict, the woman walked out of the courtroom with the defendant and returned alone. She was later jailed for contempt of court by the judge.
The woman had previously accused the attacker, who was also her ex-boyfriend, of violently sexually assaulting her, but later changed her mind to testify on his behalf.
Attorney Carter maintained that his client did not actively help him escape and that it was the responsibility of the two sheriff deputies to secure the courtroom, not his client.
Read additional details about the case, as reported by The Times-Picayune